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Varenius: NCGIA's Project to Advance Geographic Information Science

  • Author(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Mark, David M.
  • Egenhofer, Max J.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.
Abstract

The articles provides a brief introduction to the NSF-funded Varenius project -- the rationale for its objectives and programs.

Appended to the article is additional information about the namesake of this project--seventeenth-century geographer and early advocate of a general spatial perspective to documenting and understanding Earth's geography--Bernhard Varenius.

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