Geographic Information Science and Society

Robert B. McMaster, Francis Harvey

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Whereas as recently as the 1990s maps could be considered to be ubiquitous, by the end of fi rst decade of the twenty-fi rst century, geographic information instead has become ubiquitous, accessible to a large part of our society. This is true at least in many parts of the world-with other parts just a few years behind and in some cases even leapfrogging ahead. Society, institutions, and people are involved and affected in myriad ways-infl uences, impacts, and institutions are all issues. Geographic information system (GIS) and society research has both examined these developments and played a role in helping to conceive geographic information technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManual of Geospatial Science and Technology
EditorsJ. Bossler, J. R. Jensen, R. McMaster, C. Rizos
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420087345
ISBN (Print)9781420087338
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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