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Cover for Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping Mapping Crisis: Participation, Datafication and Humanitarianism in the Age of Digital Mapping
Doug Specht (ed)
September 14, 2020

The digital age has thrown questions of representation, participation and humanitarianism back to the fore, as machine learning, algorithms and big data centres take over the process of mapping the subjugated and subaltern. Since the rise of Google Earth in 2005, there has been an explosion in the use of mapping tools to quantify and assess the needs of those in crisis, including those affected by climate change and the wider neo-liberal agenda. Yet, while there has been a huge upsurge in the data produced around these issues, the representation of people remains questionable. Some have...