Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Evening Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-GI General Geosciences, Information Geosciences & Simulations

[M-GI30] Social media and earth and planetary sciences

Sun. May 20, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Kazuo Amano(Department of Environmental Sciences,Ibaraki University), Takashi Oguchi(Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo), Masaki Ito(東京大学生産技術研究所, 共同), Kayoko Yamamoto(University of Elctro-Communications)

[MGI30-P01] Development of the Internet and social media in relation to geographical information systems

*Takashi Oguchi1 (1.Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Internet, Social media, Geographical information systems

Development of geographical information systems (GIS) since the mid 1990s is partly related to the development of the Internet. Their combination led to the propagation of Web GIS, the basis of widely used online maps such as Google Map. Social media, also dependent on the Internet, has some relevance to GIS. This presentation discusses these relations among the Internet, social medea, and GIS from the viewpoint of historical development.