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GIS, Cartography, and the Information Society: An Annotated Bibliography (93-12)

  • Author(s): Dowdy, William (editor)
  • et al.
Abstract

This paper is a collection of approximately one-hundred references collected by the compiler for specific use as support material at the NCGIA’s Workshop "GIS and Society", held at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Research Center, November 11th -14th, 1993. The citations herein are presented as solid, background material on the literature available on the topic of "GIS, Cartography, and the Information Society." This bibliography is by no means comprehensive, but attempts to provide good introductory references for published works addressing the interplay of GIS technology and society. The method used in collecting the references focused initially on papers relating specifically to GIS and society, including papers on the social meaning of GIS, maps, and cartography in general. After collecting a base of papers in that subject area, the topic was broadened to incorporate works dealing with the general impact of information technologies on society. Finally, some monographs of Geography were included as background material for the epistemology under which much of GIS technology has been developed.

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