A significant portion of Internet content has a spatial dimension. For instance, a place name within a document or the location of a place referred to within a tweet. However, if we take a look from a geospatial standpoint at the various types of Internet resources and applications used today, there is a different and fragmented picture.

We found this interesting topic in Directions Magazine, in their article, “The “Internet of Places.” The original concept of web has changed over the years due to mashup technologies. With crowd sourcing and unstructured information growing faster than we can count, future technologies and processes have taken on new roles.

This paradigm shift is a technical and cognitive change and it crosses generational, socioeconomic and educational lines.

Melody K. Smith

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