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Titel: The Sage Handbook of GIS and Society

ISBN: 141294645X
EAN: 9781412946452
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Timothy Nyerges, Helen Couclelis, Robert B. Mcmaster
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1. Mai 2011 - kartoniert - 559 Seiten

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"The definitive guide to a technology that succeeds or fails depending upon our ability to accommodate societal context and structures. This handbook is lucid, integrative, comprehensive and, above all, prescient in its interpretation of GIS implementation as a societal process."

- Paul Longley, University College London

"This is truly a handbook - a book you will want to keep on hand for frequent reference and to which GIS professors should direct students entering our field... Selection of a few of the chapters for individual attention is difficult because each one contributes meaningfully to the overall message of this volume. An important collection of articles that will set the tone for the next two decades of discourse and research about GIS and society."

- Journal of Geographical Analysis



Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaceted endeavour. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field.


Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences.



Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections:




  • Foundations of Geographic Information and Society

  • Geographical Information and Modern Life

  • Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society

  • Organizations and Institutions

  • Participation and Community Issues

  • Value, Fairness, and Privacy




Aimed at academics, researchers, postgraduates, and GIS practitioners, this Handbook will be the basic reference for any inquiry applying GIS to societal issues.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Geographic Information Systems and Society - Timothy L. Nyerges, Robert McMaster, and Helen Couclelis
A Twenty Year Research Perspective
PART TWO: GIS AND SOCIETY RESEARCH
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF GIS AND SOCIETY RESEARCH
Concepts, Principles, Tools, and Challenges in Spatially Integrated Social Science - Donald G. Janelle and Michael F. Goodchild
Geographic Ontologies and Society - Marinos Kavouras and Margarita Kokla
The Social Potential of GIS - Stacy Warren
Critical GIS - Sarah Elwood, Nadine Schuurman, and Matthew W. Wilson
SECTION TWO: GIS AND MODERN LIFE 107
Connecting Geospatial Information to Society Through Cyberinfrastructure - Marc P. Armstrong, Timothy L. Nyerges, Shaowen Wang, and Dawn Wright
Environmental Sustainability - Clodoveu A. Davis, Jr., Frederico T. Fonseca, and Gilberto Camara
The Role of Geographic Information Science and Spatial Data Infrastructures in the Integration of People and Nature
GIS and Population Health - Nadine Schuurman and Nathaniel Bell
An Overview
Cogito Ergo Mobilis Sum - Martin Raubal
The Impact of Location-based Services on Our Mobile Lives
SECTION THREE: ALTERNATIVE REPRESENTATIONS IN GIS AND SOCIETY RESEARCH
Human-scaled Visualizations and Society - Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling
Indigenous Peoples' Issues and Indigenous Uses of GIS - Melinda Laituri
Spatial Modeling of Social Networks - Carter T. Butts and Ryan M. Acton
GIS Designs for Studying Human Activities in a Space-Time Context - Hongbo Yu and Shih-Lung Shaw
SECTION FOUR: GIS IN ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
Emerging Frameworks in the Information Age - Ian Masser
The Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Phenomenon
Spatial Data Infrastructure for Cadastres - Francis Harvey
Foundations and Challenges
A GIS-based Computer-supported Collaborative Work Flow System in Urban Planning - Anthony G.O. Yeh and Kenneth S.S. Tang
GIS and Emergency Management - Christopher T. Emrich, Susan L. Cutter and Paul J. Weschler
SECTION FIVE: 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 - Sarah Elwood
Foundations, Practices, and Future Directions
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 SIX: 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 THREE: CONCLUSION
GIS and Society Research - Helen Couclelis, Timothy L. Nyerges, and Robert McMaster
Reflections and Emerging Themes

Helen Couclelis is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining the Geography Department at UC Santa Barbara in 1982, she spent several years as a professional planner and policy advisor in Greece. She has held visiting appointments at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Waterloo, the Institute of Urban and Regional Development of the University of California at Berkeley, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. Her research interests are in the areas of geographic information science, urban and regional modeling and planning, integrated urban and environmental modeling, planning support systems, and spatial cognition. She is a co-editor of the journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. She has co-edited A Ground for Common Search (with P. Gould and R.G. Golledge) and Geographic Information Research: Bridging the Atlantic (with M. Craglia). She has served as Associate Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) and as member of the executive committee of the NSF-funded Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS).
The wide ranging contributions to this very important volume demonstrate how success in using GIS to understand society is intimately linked to society's understanding of GIS. Tim Nyerges, Helen Couclelis and Bob McMaster have created the definitive guide to a technology that succeeds or fails depending upon our ability to accommodate societal context and structures. This handbook is lucid, integrative, comprehensive and, above all, prescient in its interpretation of GIS implementation as a societal process
Paul Longley
Professor of Geographic Information Science, University College London
"This is truly a handbook-a book you will want to keep on hand for frequent reference and to which geographic information (GI) science professors should direct students entering our field... Selection of a few of the chapters for individual attention is difficult because each one contributes meaningfully to the overall message of this volume. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is an important collection of articles that will set the tone for the next two decades of discourse and research about GIS and society."
Journal of Geographical Analysis
The editors have assembled an admirable set of contributions which demonstrate the use of geospatial technologies in a wide range of application areas and have drawn on these case studies to highlight approaches that should contribute to addressing such concerns and thus help meet such laudable (if ambitious) aspirations.
Gary Higgs
International Planning Studies
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