The map is not what's there – pyschogeography and OSM

A session at State of the Map 2013

Saturday 7th September, 2013

10:50am to 11:00am (GMT)

Tim Waters
Psychogeography can be described as the study of the effects of the urban environment on the emotions and behaviour of people. Maps have traditionally been made by those in power and the biases in historical maps can be obvious. OpenStreetMap has the potential to be properly democratic in the mapping of space. Anything that exists can be mapped! However OSM is formed by people and what we choose to map is decided by our place in society and our perceptions of space, reality and the world around us. Psychogeography can be used to uncover some of these layers hidden from our perception. An opportunity to go for a short walk outside to explore these themes will be given to participants.

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Tim Waters

Tim does cool geospatial mappy work with open data, historical maps and online technologies

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Time 10:50am11:00am GMT

Date Sat 7th September 2013

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