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The Sage handbook of GIS and society

Author: Timothy L Nyerges; Helen Couclelis; Robert Brainerd McMaster
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Paul Longley, Professor of Geographic Information Science, University College London.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy L Nyerges; Helen Couclelis; Robert Brainerd McMaster
ISBN: 9781412946452 141294645X
OCLC Number: 732886486
Description: xvi, 559 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I Introduction --
Geographic information systems and society : a twenty year research perspective / Timothy L. Nyerges ; Robert McMaster ; Helen Coucletis --
Part II GIS and society research --
Section 1 Foundations of GIS and society research --
Concepts, principles, tools, and challenges in spatially integrated social science / Donald G. Janelle ; Michael F. Goodchild --
Geographic ontologies and society / Marino Kavouras ; Margarita Kokla --
The social potential of GIS / Stacy Warren --
Critical GIS / Sarah Elwood ; Nadine Schuurman ; Matthew W. Wilson --
Section 2 GIS and modern life --
Connecting geospatial information to society through cyber infrastructure / Marc P. Armstrong ; Timothy L. Nyerges ; Shaowen Wang ; Dawn Wright --
Environmental Sustainability : the role of geographic information science and spatial data infrastructures in the integration of people and nature / Clodoven A. Davis, Jr. ; Frederico T. Fonseca ; Gilberto Camara --
GIS and population health : an overview / Nadine Schuurman ; Nathaniel Bell --
Cogito ergo mobilis sum : the impact of location-based services on our mobile lives / Martin Raubal --
Section 3 Alternative representations in GIS and society research --
Human-scaled visualizations and society / Dimitris Ballas ; Danny Dorling --
Indigenous peoples' issues and indigenous uses of GIS / Melinda Laituri --
Spatial modeling of social networks / Carter T. Butts ; Ryan M. Acton --
GIS designs for studying human activities / Hongbo Yu ; Shih-Lung Shaw. Section 4 GIS in organisations and institutions --
Emerging frameworks in the information age : the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) phenomenon / Ian Masser --
Spatial data infrastructure for cadastres : foundations and challenges / Francis Harvey --
A GIS-based computer-supported collaborative work flow system in urban planning / Anthony G.O. Yeh ; Kenneth S.S. Tang --
GIS and emergency management / Christopher T. Emrich ; Susan L. Cutter ; Paul J. Weschler --
Section 5 GIS in public participation and community development --
Designing public participation geographic information systems / Piotr Jankowski --
Online public participation GIS for spatial planning / Richard Kingston --
Participatory approaches in GIS and society research : foundations, practices, and future directions / Sarah Elwood --
PPGIS implementation and the transformation of US planning practice / Laxmi Ramasubramanian --
Politics and power in participation and GIS use for community decision making / Rina Ghose --
Section 6 Value, fairness and privacy in a GIS context --
Geographic information value assessment / Roger Longhorn --
Geovisualization of spatial equity / Emily Talen --
Natural resource conflicts, their management, and GIS applications / Peter A. Kwaku Kyem --
Legal and ethical issues of using geospatial technologies in society / Daniel Z. Sui --
Part III Conclusion --
GIS and society research : reflections and emerging themes / Helen Couclelis ; Timothy L. Nyerges ; Robert McMaster.
Responsibility: edited by Timothy L. Nyerges, Helen Couclelis, Robert McMaster.

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A much needed retrospective and prospective look at how GIS technology influences and is influenced by today's post-industrial society.  Read more...

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