A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 17
November 13, 2005
Main Topic: Public and private information
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Music by Oscar Trim
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All postcards must be received by Dec 1, 2005. We will announce the winner at the beginning of Episode 20 in early December.
In this episode, we discuss some aspects of privacy and geographic information. Advances in geospatial technologies, including Google Maps, Virtual Earth and other web mapping applications have made it relatively easy for knowledgeable users to combine many types of information about people with their locations; in effect, spatial profiling. While this is not new in GIS circles and privacy issues are a main focus of the GIS and Society literature, the new web mapping applications add a twist by showing how easy it is to create a spatial interface to synthesize and display all kinds of data that would normally be considered private.
Abstracts Due – December 1
Abstracts Due – December 2