Geovisualization in Neogeography?

GeoViz: Linking Geovisualization with Spatial Analysis and Modeling, 10-11 March 2011, Hamburg, Germany

Tanmoy Das and Menno-Jan Kraak

“Recently, a new domain of GI Science has been emerged after the conceptualization of web 2.0. This domain is promoting use of geographic information (GI) by non-expert users. These are actively engaged in creating, visualizing and sometimes analyzing GI. This GI is user-generated content (UGC), more specifically User-Generated Geo-Content (UGGC) because it has been geotagging with locational information. It is the domain of neogeography. Principally, UGGC can be visualized via mash-ups of both spatial and non-spatial data (linked with spatial objects) from multiple sources. This on top of base maps offered by Google Maps, Bing Maps, or even Open Street Map which it self is UGGC. The visual products of mash-ups can be termed neogeography maps. Neogeography maps are easy, fast and cheap to create and to disseminate when compare to conventional maps. Consequently, neogeography can be seen as an alternative / additional source of GI (maps).”