maps

Google's representation of the world

Google Maps' commercially oriented representation of the world

Article
Anne Marte Gardenier
24/08/2020
15 minutes to read

Google Maps displays a commercially oriented representation of the world. This influences how map users perform in the represented space. However, this subjective representation is obscured by the app's widespread use and its features' framing.

Temporary home of Hasan in Tilburg

Smartphone apps help asylum seekers find their way

Article
Monika Nemcov√°
08/11/2018
4 minutes to read

A Syrian father underwent a long journey to the Netherlands with the help of his smartphone. Currently living in Tilburg, he does not expect Syria to return to its pre-war state soon.