Over the past decade, a new set of interactive, open, participatory and networked spatial media have become widespread. These include mapping platforms, virtual globes, user-generated spatial databases, geodesign and architectural and planning tools, urban dashboards and citizen reporting geo-systems, augmented reality media, and locative media. Collectively these produce and mediate spatial big data and are re-shaping spatial knowledge, spatial behaviour, and spatial politics. Understanding Spatial Media brings together leading scholars from around the globe to examine these new spatial media, their attendant technologies, spatial data, and their social, economic and political effects. The 22 chapters are divided into the following sections: • Spatial media technologies • Spatial data and spatial media • The consequences of spatial media Understanding Spatial Media is the perfect introduction to this fast emerging phenomena for students and practitioners of geography, urban studies, data science, and media and communications.

Surveillance and Control

Surveillance and Control

Francisco Klauser Sarah Widmer

The aim of this chapter is to highlight and problematise the surveillance dynamics inherent in the contemporary proliferation of new spatial media. In addressing this problematic, the chapter is structured in two main parts. The first section provides a broad outline of the surveillance potential – and functioning through surveillance – of spatial media. We also discuss the key issues arising from the increasing digitisation and interconnection of various forms of new spatial media/spatialised data collection and analysis, and we critically assess the roles and positions of two key stakeholders connected with these issues: the individual user of spatial media, and the technical experts involved in coding everyday life ...

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