What is GIS for the Google generation?

Dr Pablo Mateos spoke (on behalf of a missing Alex Singleton) at the 2008 ESRC Research Methods Festival on “What is GIS for the Google generation?”

The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is a network of research groups, each conducting research and training in an area of social science research methods.

The slides are here and it’s tough to tell from them the exact nature of the discussion Still I tease out:

– need to distinguish GIS from today’s visualization (GIS = science, much of the rest = visualization) – today’s users are part of a “volunteered” generation and users of social media – need to “make sense of” the “points on a map” situation and explore metadata

There are some valuable (if uncited) stats and images.

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Author: EARSC

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