Maps and virtual worlds: does history repeat itself?

  • Ari S. Nissinen
  • Tarja Kytönen
  • Jussi Kukkonen
  • Jari Myllärinen
  • Mikko Voipio
Conference paper

Summary

Comparing the long history of maps and the very short history of virtual worlds reveals quite interesting analogies. The aim of this paper is to bring up and discuss some of these analogies, and look for some possible future directions. The experiences reflected in the paper are a result of several modeling projects, including Virtual-Helsinki and Virtual-Kainuu (a province in northern Finland). Guiding and navigation using 3D-dimensional maps are discussed as a central application area. At the end a short list of digital cities found in the Internet is listed.

Keywords

Entropy Europe Expense Arena Egypt 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ari S. Nissinen
    • 1
  • Tarja Kytönen
    • 1
  • Jussi Kukkonen
    • 1
  • Jari Myllärinen
    • 1
  • Mikko Voipio
    • 1
  1. 1.Arcus Software OyHelsinkiFinland

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