Posts tagged: big data

New Paper: Information Geographies and Geographies of Information

29 September 2015 0

The latest issue of New Geographies is now out, and contains an exciting collection of papers: My contribution to the issue is titled ‘Information Geographies and Geographies of Information.’ It is an earlier (and abridged) version of a longer paper that I have in Geo (‘Towards a Study of Information Geographies‘). You can download a version of it below,… Read More »

New publication – Digital Divisions of Labor and Informational Magnetism: Mapping Participation in Wikipedia

I am very happy to announce that a new paper that I have written with Ralph Straumann and Bernie Hogan is now available: Graham, M., Straumann, R., Hogan, B. 2015. Digital Divisions of Labour and Informational Magnetism: Mapping Participation in Wikipedia. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 105(6) 1158-1178. doi:10.1080/00045608.2015.1072791.(pre-publication version here) The paper… Read More »

Towards a study of information geographies. Here is our full collection of maps

17 August 2015 0

We very recently published a paper that brings together a lot of the internet mapping work that we’ve been doing: Graham, M., S. De Sabbata, and M. A. Zook. (2015) “Towards a Study of Information Geographies: (im)mutable Augmentations and a Mapping of the Geographies of Information.” Geo: Geography and Environment, doi:10.1002/geo2.8. (HTML version here) A more… Read More »

New paper – Towards a study of information geographies:(im)mutable augmentations and a mapping of the geographies of information

14 August 2015 0

Our research group spends a lot of time mapping the internet and the digital information that flows within it. So we decided to attempt to bring together a lot of that work into a single (open access) paper: Graham, M., S. De Sabbata, and M. A. Zook. (2015) “Towards a Study of Information Geographies: (im)mutable Augmentations… Read More »


7 August 2015 0

I recently had the opportunity to give a talk to a visiting Chinese delegation to Oxford. The hosts kindly translated my entire slide deck into Chinese. I’ve therefore uploaded a copy of the presentation to slideshare. The abstract (in Chinese is below). If you’re interested in reading any of the material that was in this presentation… Read More »

New paper – Mapping Information Wealth and Poverty: The Geography of Gazetteers

31 March 2015 0

Stefano and I have put together a short paper that will be forthcoming in Environment and Planning A. The paper focuses on the geography of geographic information, and builds on our work into the uneven geographies of information. It highlights how the very information systems that we use as ‘ground-truth’ are themselves characterised by significant biases. Abstract Gazetteers are… Read More »

Informational Magnetism on Wikipedia: mapping edit focus

21 January 2015 0

The previous post demonstrated not only that Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa are net-importers of content on Wikipedia (Sub-Saharan Africa, for instance, receives 10.7 more edits from the rest of the world than it commits to the rest of the world), but it also showed where those edits come from. This… Read More »

Informational Magnetism on Wikipedia: geographic networks of edits

15 January 2015 0

The previous posts about the geography of contributions to Wikipedia showed the varying types of local engagement that different regions have, the primary reason that Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, has such a low proportion of locally created content, and some of the ways that Sub-Saharan Africa’s already extremely low proportion of local contributions is inflated… Read More »

Sample chapters available from new book ‘Research and Fieldwork in Development’

The publisher has kindly allowed us to freely share three chapters of our new book (that I co-wrote with colleagues Dan Hammett and Chasca Twyman): ‘Research and Fieldwork in Development.‘ The book draws on our experiences of doing fieldwork about development and explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to… Read More »