Many to Many Mobile Maps

  • Stephen C. HirtleEmail author
  • Martin Raubal
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The rapid development of mobile computing devices along with a variety of Web 2.0 social networking tools has led to a dramatic change in the way maps and other spatial displays are utilized. The evolution from stand-alone desktop GIS to the interactive, mobile devices, in which information from one or more sources and is sent to one or more sinks, is discussed. The result is access to real-time information, which is generated from both traditional sources, social networks, and other specialized geowikis. Both the benefits of many to many mobile maps and the emergence of new problems, such as understanding the needs of the user and providing appropriate context, are discussed.


Mobile computing Social computing GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information SciencesUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Cartography and GeoinformationZurichSwitzerland

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