Google Street View Paper

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IntroductionIn this present paper, we will summarize and evaluate the research paper, namely, propertyregimes and the commodification of geographic information: An examination of Google StreetView. The paper includes the evaluation, suggestion for further work and the description of thestrategy for literature research.Summary of the paperThe research paper explains and analyzes the commodification of geographical information overthe internet through examining the property regime which emerges in this process. Thegeographical information expansion over the internet can be understood in the context of a widerpolitical economy which is characterized by the increment in reliance of capitalism onimmaterial and digital economy growth in a dramatic manner. The geographical informationprovides context and location which increase its demand rapidly from retailing to politicalcampaigning. The commodification is defined as the process of developing the goods whichimply the delineation of property rights for the economic exchange. The interdependenciesbetween the property regime and technological change in the context of geographicalinformation are illustrated by using the example of development in the Geoweb (Anon et al.,2016). The paper also discusses the Copyright laws in the US for the protection of maps over theinternet. Maps are considered as the information device which enables to the analysis oforganization and transformation of data into geographical maps. The platform of Google StreetView released in 2007, and by the extensive primary data collection, it develops the competitiveadvantage which promotes the use of Google Street View. In the creation of property regime, the
issues are outlined, namely, privacy andproperty. The argument in the paper contributes towardsthe political economy of geographical information over the internet.On the internet, the body of information is becoming graphical rapidly. It is due to thedevelopment of categories for the geographical information and continues enrichment of varioustype of information by using the geographical identifiers. As the use of geographical informationelaborates then, it is the key site multiple processes of commodification which transforms theinformational resources into market goods. The comprehensive political, economic analysis isrequired for understanding the dynamics which drives the integration of geographicalinformation into the economy of digitalization. The main component of the analysis is todescribe the logics of creation and allocation of economic value from the information ofgeography over the internet. The property regime scheme is addressed in the explained in theafter the analysis which is developed by the Ostrom and Schlager and geographical informationdifferentiated commodification process on the internet. The property regimes are basically anarrangement which defines the rules and distribute rights with respect to the specific goods. Thepaper explores the legal framework which regulates the traditional categories of the geographicalinformation. The property regime scheme is applied in the analysis of Google Street View whichis developed by the Schlager and Ostrom to explore an instance of geographical information overthe internet.Evaluation of paperThe aim of the research is to analyze and describe the commodification of geographicalinformation over the internet through property regime examination. So the aim of the researchstudy is clear. The research is required in order to produce the clear understanding that how the
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