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Use and Value of Geographic Information: Initiative 4 Specialist Meeting Summary Report (89-6)


The specialist meeting for Initiative 4 of the NCGIA was held in Maine from May 6through 10, 1989. Initiative 4 sought to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion of the use and value of geographic information in decisionmaking,focusing on impediments to use. Participants were drawn from the three Center sites, the academic community, government agencies and private firms active in GIS. Disciplines represented include Geography, Economics, Sociology, Law, Public Policy, and Engineering. The list of attendees and the specialist meeting agenda are attached as an appendix. Attendees’ position papers and summary reports of the meeting sessions will be published in a separate workshop report.

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