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Digital Geodata Traces--New Challenges for Geographic Education

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IRGEE Volume 22, Number 2, ISSN 1038-2046


Young people in modern societies consciously (e.g. Facebook) or unconsciously (e.g. some Google services) produce a vast amount of geodata. Using relational databases, private companies are capable of creating very precise profiles of the individual user and his/her spatial practices from this data. This almost inevitably prompts questions regarding data protection and privacy issues. In this paper, a conceptual approach is presented on how students can develop competencies regarding their personal geodata management and which challenges this subject matter implies for research in geographic education. (Contains 4 figures.)


Hohnle, S., Michel, B., Glasze, G. & Uphues, R. (2013). Digital Geodata Traces--New Challenges for Geographic Education. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 22(2), 97-108. Retrieved February 27, 2021 from .

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