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Ground Truth: The Social Implications of Geographic Information Systems (Mappings)

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This text addresses the impact GIS is having in our social organization and the ways in which GIS is transforming how we think about the discipline of geography. By examining the new technologies for gathering, analyzing and mapping geographic data, the author addresses issues about the use of GIS in research, technology, power, democratization and the changing visions of what constitutes market, territory and Empire.

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Over the past two decades, techniques for advanced computing and enhanced imaging have transformed the ways planners, geographers, surveyors, and others think about and visualize the places, regions, and peoples of the earth. Ground Truth is the first book to explicitly address the role of geographic information systems (GIS) in their social context. Contributing authors consider the ideas and practices that have emerged among GIS users, demonstrating how they reflect the material and political interests of certain groups. Chapters also discuss the impact of new GIS technologies on the discipline of geography, and evaluate the role of GIS within the wider transformations of free-market capitalism.

Synopsis:

Professionals who work with grieving families, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, physicians and nurses who work with dying patients and their families, hospice and patient home-care workers, clergy. The book also serves as a text in courses on bereavement, family development, family and child therapy, and child developmental psychopathology.

About the Author

John Pickles, an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, is also member of the Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky. His teaching and writing focus on such topics as social theory, disciplinary history, regional political economy, and the geography of transition and restructuring in South Africa and Eastern Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780898622959
Editor:
Pickles, John
With:
Johnston, Ron J.
With:
Johnston, Ron J.
With:
Curry, Michael R.
Editor:
Pickles, John
Author:
Pickles, John
With:
Curry, Michael R.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Remote Sensing
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Data processing
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
Aspects
Subject:
Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Mappings: Society/Theory/Space
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Over the past two decades, techniques for advanced computing and enhanced imaging have transformed the ways planners, geographers, surveyors, and others think about and visualize the places, regions, and peoples of the earth. Ground Truth is the first book to explicitly address the role of geographic information systems (GIS) in their social context. Contributing authors consider the ideas and practices that have emerged among GIS users, demonstrating how they reflect the material and political interests of certain groups. Chapters also discuss the impact of new GIS technologies on the discipline of geography, and evaluate the role of GIS within the wider transformations of free-market capitalism.
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Professionals who work with grieving families, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, family therapists, physicians and nurses who work with dying patients and their families, hospice and patient home-care workers, clergy. The book also serves as a text in courses on bereavement, family development, family and child therapy, and child developmental psychopathology.

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