Hospicio Cabañas

Seeing World Heritage through Google’s eyes

Authored by: Cristina Garduño Freeman

The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138581296
eBook ISBN: 9780429506765
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Google is most well known for its search engine services; its corporate mission is ‘to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful’ (Google, 2018). However, Google is more than simply a search engine. It is a pervasive mediating technology that is transforming our experience and engagement with our natural and cultural environments. Google’s services are far reaching and distributed over many projects and platforms. Google Maps offers location services. Google has not only organised the world’s information, but also, indexed the physical world around us (Kilday, 2018, Location 2165).

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