There is something not quite right about left wing and progressive ‘alternative’ media in Ireland. From the beginning of the most recent economic crisis (that is 2008, not 2020), a number of attempts have been made to interpret and reconstruct the mainstream narrative about what this crisis meant. I was involved with a relatively short-lived … More An argument for a better left wing media in Ireland.
In my last post I posed the question that if OSMappers like me can map anywhere they want, why is there a difference (in collaborative or volunteered mapping projects) in the number of areas mapped and tagged as residential landuse and in features marked as housing? I showed how wealthy areas in Dublin are mapped … More Cartographic poverty II: why does it matter?
Introduction The proliferation of affordable web and mobile technologies has made geographic knowledge production more accessible to many. This has been allied with greater use of open source tools among the general population. Geographers work alongside others to produce high quality cartographical material used daily and across many digital platforms. At the same time, the … More Cartographic poverty – a new paper