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dc.contributor.editorSpecht, Doug
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:43:41Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:43:41Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46152
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37250
dc.description.abstractThe digital age has thrown questions of representation, participation and humanitarianism back to the fore, as machine learning, algorithms and big data centres take over the process of mapping the subjugated and subaltern. Since the rise of Google Earth in 2005, there has been an explosion in the use of mapping tools to quantify and assess the needs of those in crisis, including those affected by climate change and the wider neo-liberal agenda. Yet, while there has been a huge upsurge in the data produced around these issues, the representation of people remains questionable. Some have argued that representation has diminished in humanitarian crises as people are increasingly reduced to data points. In turn, this data has become ever more difficult to analyse without vast computing power, leading to a dependency on the old colonial powers to refine the data collected from people in crisis, before selling it back to them. This book brings together critical perspectives on the role that mapping people, knowledges and data now plays in humanitarian work, both in cartographic terms and through data visualisations, and questions whether, as we map crises, it is the map itself that is in crisis.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RG Geography::RGV Cartography, map-making & projections
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TV Agriculture & farming
dc.subject.otherTechnology & Engineering
dc.subject.otherCartography
dc.subject.otherTechnology & Engineering
dc.subject.otherAgriculture
dc.titleMapping Crisis
dc.title.alternativeParticipation, Datafication and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.14296/920.9781912250387
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy3fae60e1-9f6a-42ab-a7ee-73df8c57b4f2
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of London Press
dc.dateSubmitted2021-01-14T04:36:48Z


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