Defacing the Map: Cartographic Vandalism in the Digital Commons

  title={Defacing the Map: Cartographic Vandalism in the Digital Commons},
  author={A. Ballatore},
  journal={The Cartographic Journal},
  pages={214 - 224}
  • A. Ballatore
  • Published 2014
  • Geography, Computer Science, Sociology
  • The Cartographic Journal
  • This article addresses the emergent phenomenon of carto-vandalism, the intentional defacement of collaborative cartographic digital artefacts in the context of volunteered geographic information. [...] Key Method Two families of counter-strategies deployed in amateur mapping communities are discussed. First, the contributors organize forms of policing, based on volunteered community involvement, patrolling the maps and reporting incidents. Second, the detection of carto-vandalism can be supported by automated…Expand Abstract
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