Mapping for Thingfinding

A session at 45th Annual Society of Cartographers Summer School

Monday 7th September, 2009

4:45pm to 4:45pm (GMT)

As a shift from the currently commonplace printed maps used in wayshowing systems, in this talk I will put forward a case for incorporation of digital interactive maps to assist the public not only in wayfinding but also in 'thingfinding'. I will explain why wayshowing systems should become thingshowing systems in order to provide more relevant information for those who use them.

A vision for the next generation of wayshowing systems will be presented - using the map as an interactive interface that provides access to multiple layers of information, allowing for user generated content as well as a range of other location based narratives which aren't currently being catered for.

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Time 4:45pm4:45pm GMT

Date Mon 7th September 2009

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