The recent and stunning emergence of citizens as both the sources and subjects of mapping has serious implications for individual privacy and many related societal issues, as millions worldwide continue to create a global patchwork of geographical information. The geographical sciences are central to promoting understanding of the nature and responsible use of these new forms of data acquisition and dissemination.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
"11 What Are the Societal Implications of Citizen Mapping and Mapping Citizens?."
Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2010.
Please select a format: