research product . Other ORP type . 2015

Exploring geolocation governance perspectives through the study of appropriation and collective action

Michaux, Julien;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Feb 2015
  • Publisher: Université de Montréal
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This master’s thesis was started to explore an inequality. An inequality in the way users of mobile web services hand over data, and an inequality in the way this data are exploited. As it becomes commonplace for web companies to exploit their users’ data to improve their services or generate advertising revenue, the public domain is left in the dark, with little data to work with to improve public services. Notably, as cities are increasingly striving to become ‘smart’, a lack of data and ethical ways in which to exploit what little data exists is becoming increasingly problematic. How can a city create georeferenced data to improve its infrastructures? How can...
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free text keywords: GIS, Geographic Information System, Gouvernance, OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, appropriation, action collective, geolocalisation, ville intelligente, Montréal, governance, Collective Action, Montreal, smart city
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