Friday, April 17, 2009

Impress Your Professor: Map This!

In his article for May's ASIST bulletin, Alan Oxley discusses how Web 2.0 can be applied to geospatial relationships and geography. He states, "items can be geotagged, giving their physical location. Individuals can also make maps for their own use."

While Oxley goes into more technical aspects of how Web 2.0 and geography work together, the first thing I thought of was RFID technology. Wouldn't be cool if you could, one day, log on to Google Books and see exactly where in the world a specific text was. Not just the library, but the exact shelf.

Then again, this same technology could turn BookCrossing into a stalker's paradise.

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