This booklet is meant for functions of on-line electronic mapping, referred to as mashups (or composite application), and to investigate the mapping practices in on-line socio-technical controversies. The speculation recommend is that the power to create a web map accompanies the formation of on-line viewers and offers aid for a place in a debate at the Web.
The first half offers a research of the map:
- a mix of map and statistical reason
- crosses among map theories and CIS theories
- fresh advancements in scanning the map, from Geographic info platforms (GIS) to internet map.
The moment half relies on a corpus of twenty "mashup" maps, and gives a techno-semiotic research highlighting the "thickness of the mediation" they're in a strategy of conversation on the net. Map as a tool to "make do" is hence changed via those levels of production, starting from electronic info of their viewing, sooner than describing the development of the map as a device for visible facts in public debates, and finishing with an research of the delegation motion opposed to web users.
The 3rd part offers an research of those mapping practices within the case learn of the talk over nuclear radiation following the twist of fate on the Fukushima plant on March eleven, 2011. Techno-semiotic approach utilized to this corpus of radiation map is supplemented by way of an research of net graphs, derived from "digital tools" and graph thought, accompanying the research of the former steps maps (creating Geiger info or retrieving documents online), but in addition their circulate, as soon as maps are made.