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User-Generated Map and Meaning Making via Foursquare

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Due to prior technical barriers, it was difficult for citizens to make and distribute their own maps and geographic information. The mobile application Foursquare , however, is giving citizens the power to define, annotate, and discover their own spaces.

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User-Generated Map and Meaning Making via Foursquare

  1. 1. User-Generated Map & Meaning Making via Foursquare Presented by Glen Farrelly
  2. 2. Sense of Place
  3. 3. Foursquare
  4. 4. User-generated Content
  5. 5. Method
  6. 6. Contextual Inquiry
  7. 7. Findings
  8. 8. Foursquare User Types The Curious Wants to see what’s going on The Narcissist Publishes vanity information The Gamer Strives for honours & titles The Advocate Promotes socio-political causes The Professional Furthers their business goals The Cartographer Adds & helps define places The Socializer Seeks to make & communicate with friends The Explorer Finds new places & offerings
  9. 9. Citizen Cartographers
  10. 10. Geography as Statement
  11. 11. What’s on the Map? <ul><ul><li>Communal events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal narratives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Histories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redundancies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narcissism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incomprehensible mutterings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statements of the obvious </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Layers of Meaning
  13. 13. Conclusion
  14. 14. Further Information <ul><ul><li>Elwood, S. (2006). Critical Issues in participatory GIS: Deconstructions, reconstructions, and new research directions. Transactions in GIS , 10(5), 693-708. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holtzblatt, K., & Jones, S. (1993). Contextual inquiry: A participatory technique for system design. In D. Schuler & A. Namioka (Eds.), Participatory design: Principles and practices (pp. 177-210). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schwarzer, M. (2010, June). A sense of place, a world of augmented reality. Places . Retrieved from http://places.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=13618 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tulloch, D. L. (2007). Many, many maps: Empowerment and online participatory mapping. First Monday, 12(2). Retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1620/1535 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zickuhr, K., & Smith, A. (2010). 4% of online Americans use location-based services. Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Location-based-services.aspx </li></ul></ul>

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