Geogames and Geoplay Game-based Approaches to the Analysis of Geo-Information

This book brings together contributions from researchers, GIS professionals and game designers to provide a first overview of this highly interdisciplinary field. Its scope ranges from fundamentals about games and play, geographic information technologies, game design and culture, to current example...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Ahlqvist, Ola (Editor), Schlieder, Christoph (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
Series:Advances in Geographic Information Science
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book brings together contributions from researchers, GIS professionals and game designers to provide a first overview of this highly interdisciplinary field. Its scope ranges from fundamentals about games and play, geographic information technologies, game design and culture, to current examples and forward looking analysis. Of interest to anyone interested in creating and using Geogames, this volume serves as a channel for sharing early experiences, discussing technological challenges and solutions, and outlines a future research agenda. Games and play are part of human life, and in many game activities, place, space and geography plays a central role in determining the rules and interactions that are characteristic of each game. Recent developments and widespread access to mobile information, communication, and geospatial technologies have spurred a flurry of developments, including many variations of gaming activities that are situated in, or otherwise connected to the real world.  
Physical Description:X, 238 p. 60 illus., 56 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783319227740