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1st Edition

Digital Places
Living with Geographic Information Technologies

ISBN 9780415130158
Published September 28, 1998 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

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.



Michael R. Curry is an Associate Professor in Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.


'I would recommend this book to anyone ready to read it with a critical view of the subject matter.' - Environment and Planning, vol 26 ,1999