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Expansion of Literary Space through Web-based GIS and Location Based Service

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Literary space was defined as three aspects - writers' birthplace or place to reside during the lifetime, spatial background of literary works from simple place name to detailed described landscape and the place holding tangible literary works such as monuments or poem stones. We reviewed approach of literary space in cultural geography and discussed the meaning of literary space in basic existing functions in social geography. The steps of recognition and action for literary space were suggested. Four famous literary spaces in web site were reviewed in technological aspects. Jongno literary space site was one of the first web-based service in Korea, but web 2.0 concept was not reflected yet and mobile service was just suggested due to the lack of device. The basic considering points to build cultural fact with geo-coding were listed for further implementation of the service system. Literary space serviced via internet and mobile environments will increase the role of geographers in information society.

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