“Who’s map? Everyday actions of spatial data resistance”
Dr. Dalton’s work focuses on web-based geotechnologies and social justice applications in our everyday lives. This work seeks to understand the power geometries, political economies, and cultural priorities that underlie geographic technologies, posing questions about the limits of current geotechnologies and GIS, the ethical conundrums they raise, and the possibilities of better technological relationships. Currently, he is collaborating with Jim Thatcher (Univ. of Washington-Tacoma) to develop a socially situated, contextualized approach to personal location data and resistance data practices. Dr. Dalton also studies and engages in counter-mapping and GIS for social justice, often with a local or regional orientation.