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Mobile spatial interaction and mediated social navigation

By Mark Bilandzic and Marcus Foth


The increasing ubiquity of location and context-aware mobile devices and applications, geographic information systems (GIS) and sophisticated 3D representations of the physical world accessible by lay users is enabling more people to use and manipulate information relevant to their current surroundings (Scharl & Tochtermann, 2007). The relationship between users, their current geographic location and their devices are summarised by the term 'mobile spatial interaction' (MSI), and stands for the emerging opportunities and affordances that location sensitive and internet capable devices provide to its users

Topics: 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified, 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems, 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies, 080602 Computer-Human Interaction, Mobile Social Navigation, Folksonomies, Geotagging, Mobile Web 2, 0, Context, aware Mobile Devices and Applications, Local Knowledge, Global Positioning System, Mobile Interaction, Urban Informatics
Publisher: IGI Global
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch415
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