What is spatial retrieval

Abstract:New types of digital organizational formats inscribe themselves quickly and inexorably into urban space as an ephemeral form of a service landscape and supplement, alternate or partially replace existing processes. In the entirety of the operational activities of new services that work in urban space, a real-time order relating to urban space emerges. It results from the changes in the socio-technical system of the road infrastructure in connection with the ubiquitous computer-aided information and communication technologies and the derived business models of urban spatial movement organization. The decisive current urban development is not just about physical, but especially about virtual structures. Digital operational processes - which are defined as digital protocols due to their regular system - lead to a reorganization of the room. They let the material, “solid” order fade into the background and counter it “elastically”. Due to its material structure, the urban street space becomes an unplanned field of organizational experiments with the principle of real time. It is the new service landscape that is currently challenging it, conceiving it, defining it, making it available and having the potential to change it passively. Their appearance is rather inconspicuous, but their influence is considerable. It opens up fascinating new possibilities, but at the same time it is the result of rigorous commercial strategies. The new order, with its promising potential, also harbors considerable dangers. It triggers discomfort and should be critically questioned. The larger context of this retrievable spatial order, which arises as a consequence of a kind of real-time coordination, is the subject of this investigation. As a new real-time order, it is characterized by its own type of spatial strategy, definition and disposition, through which existing institutions and categorical assignments are destabilized. The present work searches for and sorts categories of the new relationships. She follows how the new spatial order is set up, registered and offered. Which organizational formats are initiated, defined and established by which actors, on what basis, with what tools and with what consistency. She outlines the structures and spaces that arise from them and how these are realized, changed and dissolved again. In doing so, it uses an excerpt from the protocol of the current development of movement-related applications for mobile devices in Munich, supplemented selectively by other relevant examples. It arranges the recorded phenomena on the basis of matching and deviating aspects according to the heuristic principle and relates the essential condensed content to the academic discourse.