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Posts tagged placemark
New publication - Visualizing Global Cyberscapes: Mapping User Generated Placemarks

A special issue of the Journal of Urban Technology on information technologies and urban networks has just been published. It contains a great series of articles that I’m looking forward to reading. It also includes a paper that I’ve co-authored with Matt Zook:

Graham, M. and M. Zook. 2011. Visualizing Global Cyberscapes: Mapping User Generated Placemarks. Journal of Urban Technology. 18(1). 115-132.

The MegaChristmas Index: Looking for Santa Claus in Google Placemarks
Examining the geographies of Google placemarks can lead to a variety of useful insights about the world. So, as Christmas draws ever closer, myself and colleagues at the floatingsheep blog wondered whether an analysis of placemarks could help us answer the age old question about “where does Santa Claus live?” To answer this question, we decided to map out the cybergeographies of Christmas in order to ultimately create a “MegaChristmas Index.” More details and maps are available at the full post at But in the meantime, here are a few of our findings - including one map displaying the world’s most Christmassy places.