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Digital Places

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 208 Nombre de pages
Texte du rabat Widely used in marketing, business planning, government and legislation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a... Lire la suite
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Widely used in marketing, business planning, government and legislation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a rapidly growing industry and their impacts are substantial. "Digital Places" offers a new understanding of GIS--the social impacts of the development and the ethical issues surrounding their use. The last twenty-five years have seen major changes in the nature and scope of geographical information. Computers, satellites and global positioning systems have made GIS more extensive in society at large, while these systems have resolved issues as diverse as global climate change to the routing of mail in universities. Focusing on the ramifications of GIS usage, Michael R. Curry argues that there are substantial limits to their ability to enhance the very objects, relationships, people and places they are meant to represent.

Résumé
By offering an understanding of Geographic Information Systems within the social, economic, legal, political and ethical contexts within which they exist, the author shows that there are substantial limits to their ability to represent the very objects and relationships, people and places, that many believe to be most important.
Focusing on the ramifications of GIS usage, Digital Places shows that they are associated with far-reaching changes in the institutions in which they exist, and in the lives of those they touch. In the end they call for a complete rethinking of basic ideas, like privacy and intellectual property and the nature of scientific practice, that have underpinned public life for the last one hundred years.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Digital Places
Sous-titre: Living with Geographic Information Technologies
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Code EAN: 9780415130158
ISBN: 978-0-415-13015-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: 204g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm
Année: 1998