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.
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.