Geogames and Geoplay

Game-based Approaches to the Analysis of Geo-Information

  • Ola Ahlqvist
  • Christoph Schlieder

Part of the Advances in Geographic Information Science book series (AGIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ola Ahlqvist, Swaroop Joshi, Rohan Benkar, Kiril Vatev, Rajiv Ramnath, Andrew Heckler et al.
    Pages 19-35
  3. Thomas Bartoschek, Angela Schwering, Rui Li, Stefan Münzer, Vânia Carlos
    Pages 37-62
  4. Christoph Schlieder, Dominik Kremer, Thomas Heinz
    Pages 111-130
  5. Simon Scheider, Peter Kiefer
    Pages 131-159
  6. Jim Mathews, Christopher Holden
    Pages 161-176
  7. Michael N. DeMers
    Pages 195-208
  8. Cheng Zhang
    Pages 209-231
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 233-238

About this book


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.


AR Games GIS Games Game Mechanics Geodesign Geogames Geoplay Spatial Gamification VGI location-based Games

Editors and affiliations

  • Ola Ahlqvist
    • 1
  • Christoph Schlieder
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer SciencesUniversity of BambergBambergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22773-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22774-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-2434
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2442
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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