NetNewsAsia reckonsWikimapia is being used as a “global toilet wall and killer’s confessional.” How does Google Earth Community avoid such a fate? By having user accounts, for one. Meanwhile, Wikipedia makes sure every addition or alteration is peer-reviewed soon after it is made. In Wikimapia, each item has a link for reporting it as inappropriate. Will that be enough? What if the morbidly tagged locations were in fact accurate?
Stefan Lorimer at Graphics, Culture, and Bad Grammarposts his notes on Google Earth CTO Michael Jones’s talk at GeoWeb 2006.
Notes on the political, social and scientific impact of networked digital maps and geospatial imagery, with a special focus on Google Earth.