Sociology Index

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SOCIAL MAPS

The term Social Map is used primarily as a metaphor. Social Mapping means identifying the social characteristics of victims, offenders or inmates or other groups. For companies a so-called Corporate Social Map is still very new and an unusual methodology, but also very effective and meaningful. In marketing a social map is a visualized analysis of a digital identity of a person, brand or company. Social Maps is also a tool that allows citizens to express their opinions about the city and its urban environment.

A classic example is mapping of the residences of U.S. Facebook users and their social links. Social maps set each element in context and proportions. Social map is also a term used for a visualized analysis of a digital identity of a person, brand or company. Such social maps have created an intense discussion about digital reputation and digital identities. Social maps show where a digital identity is created or formed or discussed. A social map is a visual representation of a social network.

Insight Genesis Social Map went live in the summer of 2016, providing a look at how community-sourced Insight Genesis sonar data are improving maps for the betterment of anglers and boaters around the world. Social Map charts are accessible and searchable. Built on a base layer of existing sonar data, Social Map is updated continuously, in near real-time, with sonar data contributed by the C-MAP Genesis community giving free users the most accurate charts with depths and for Edge account members bottom composition and other information. Only (non-private) trips that meet the high standards of the GIS professionals are included in Social Map. Anyone with an account can download free Social Map charts to an SD card for use on the water in a compatible chartplotter.

Use of social network analysis to social map the social relationships of staff and teachers at school. Penelope Hawe, and Laura Ghali. Understanding the pre-existing social relationships in a setting is vital in health promotion, not only for understanding important people to get on side with an intervention but also for appreciating how the intervention itself might change social structures.