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Use and Value of Geographic Information: Initiative 4 Specialist Meeting Summary Report and Proceedings (89-7)


The Specialist Meeting for Initiative 4, "the use and value of geographic information," was held in Tenants Harbor, Maine from May 6 through May 10, 1989. The meeting brought together a group of roughly thirty academics, government officials, andrepresentatives of private firms along with NCGIA researchers to develop an agenda for research on the use and value of geographic information. The meeting participants represented a variety of disciplines, including geography, surveying engineering, sociology, economics and law relevant to the use and value of geographic information.

This report includes the text of Technical Report 89-6 plus the position papers presented and discussed at the Initiative 4 meeting.

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