Geographic Information and Society
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Geographic Information and
Society examines the interrelationships between GIS and the political,
economic, legal, social, cultural, spatial, and institutional structures of
society. Two general perspectives are reviewed: The institutional perspective
focuses on GIS implementation processes and benefit/cost measures in terms of
effectiveness, efficiency, and equity, as well as on theories and methods for
determining how spatial information influences land and policy decisions. The
critical social theory perspective focuses on a critical analysis of the
effects of GIS technologies on individuals and groups, including issues of
representation, alternative modes of reasoning, and differential access to technology.
Both theoretical and applied aspects of GIS and Society are reviewed in the
context of the two general perspectives.
FACTS ABOUT THE COURSES
SPRING 2003 INFORMATION: GEO
TIMETABLE: Geography 594
meets once a week, Fridays, 9 am to 11:50
CREDIT HOURS: 3
GRADING: The grade will be
based on a research paper plus class participation.
Draft Course Outline
- January 17 (F) Introduction: Geographic
Information and Society. Overview of the GI & Society topic
E., Couclelis, H., Graham, S., Harrington, J. W., and Onsrud, H., 1999,
Geographies of the information society. International Journal of
geographical Information Science 13(8), 797-823.
- January 24 (F) GIS & Society: Early Papers
J.B., 1989. Deconstructing the Map. Cartographica 26(2): 1-20.
J.B., 1990. Cartography, Ethics, and Social Theory. Cartographica 27(2): 1-23.
J., 1991. Geography, G.I.S. and the Surveillant Society. Applied Geography
- January 31 (F) Intellectual history of GIS and
- Mark, D. M., Chrisman, N., Frank, A. U.,
McHaffie, P. H., and Pickles, J. 1997. The GIS History Project.
Proceedings, UCGIS Summer Assembly, Bar Harbor, Maine, June 15-21. http://www.geog.b
- Mark, D. M., 1997. The History of Geographic
Information Systems: Invention and Re-Invention of Triangulated
Irregular Networks (TINs). Proceedings, GIS/LIS'97. http://www.geog.buf
- February 7 (F) The institutional perspective on
GI and Society, 1
J. K., and Onsrud, H. J., Sharing geographic information across organizational
boundaries: A research framework. 44-64.
H. W., and Weatherbe, R., Taxonomy of spatial data sharing. 65-75
M. J., A proposed structure for observing data sharing. 76-100.
- February 14 (F) The institutional perspective on
GI and Society, 2
H. J., and Calkins, H. W., 1988. The economic evaluation of implementing a GIS.
International Journal of geographical Information Systems 2(4), 307-327.
H. W., and Obermeyer, N. J., 1991. Taxonomy for surveying the use and value of
geographcial information. International Journal of geographical Information
Systems 5(3), 341-351.
- Onsrud, H. J., and Calkins, H., 1993. Research
Initiative 4: Use and value of geographic information. Closing Report,
NCGIA, Santa Barbara, CA.
- February 21 (F) Public participation GIS
- Shiffer, M. J., 1998. Multimedia GIS for
planning support and public discourse. Cartography and Geographic
Information Systems 25(2), 89-94.
- Jordan, G., A public participation GIS for
community forestry user groups in Nepal: Putting people before
technology. Position paper, Varenius Workshop on Empowerment,
Marginalization, and Public Participation GIS. PDF File:
- Harris, T., and Weiner, D., 1999.
Community-integrated GIS for land reform in Mpumalanga Province, South
Africa. Position paper, Varenius Workshop on Empowerment,
Marginalization, and Public Participation GIS, http://www.ncgi
- Kingston, R., 1999. Web based GIS for public
participation decision making in the UK. Position paper, Varenius Workshop
on Empowerment, Marginalization, and Public Participation GIS, http
- Al-Kodmany, K., 1999. GIS and the artist:
Shaping the image of a neighborhood in participatory environmental
design. Position paper, Varenius Workshop on Empowerment,
Marginalization, and Public Participation GIS, http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/varenius/ppgis/papers/al-kodmany.html.
Participation GIS Home Page
Marginalization, and Public-Participation GIS (Varenius Project)
- February 28 (F) Space, culture, indigenous
peoples, and tribal GIS
- Rundstrom, R., 1995. GIS, Indigenous Peoples,
and Epistemological Diversity. Cartography and Geographic Information
Systems, 22 (1): pp 45-57.
- Winchell, D. G., Goodman, J. M., Jett, S. C.,
and Henderson, M. L., 1989. Geographic research on native Americans. In:
G. L. Gaile and C. J. Wilmott, editors, Geography in America, Columbus:
Merrill Publishing Company, pp. 239-255.
Nations Mapping and GIS
Native/First Nations Index
GIS Council Home Page
Primary School (Australia)
- March 7 AAG Meeting, New Orleans, GEO 594 cancelled Spring
break, no classes
- March 14 Spring break, no classes
- March 21: (F) D Mark in Japan
- March 28 (F) Latour and Social Practice
- April 4 (F) Legal and ethical aspects of GI and
- April 11 (F) Social Construction of Reality /
Construction of Social Reality – Preparation for the Searle / DeSoto
- April 12-15: Searle/ DeSoto Workshop
- April 18 (F) The critical social theory
perspective on GI and Society, 1
- Pickles, J., 1995. Representations in an
electronic age: Geography, GIS, and democracy. In Pickles, J. (editor)
Ground Truth: The Social Implications of Geographic Information Systems.
New York: Guldford press.
- Sheppard, E., 1995. GIS and Society: Towards a
research Agenda. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, 22 (1):
- Miller, R., 1995. Beyond method, beyond
ethics: integrating social theory into GIS and GIS into social theory.
Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, 22 (1): 98-103.
- April 25 (F) The critical social theory perspective
on GI and Society 2 (Mark in Texas)
- Mitchell, W. 1995. City of Bits: Space, Place,
and the Infobahn. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Introduction (pp. 1-5) and
Chapter 5 "Soft Cities" (pp. 107-131).
- Castells, C., 1996. The Rise of the Network Society.
Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers. Prologue (pp. 1-28) and Chapter 6
"The Space of Flows" (pp. 376-428).
- Baudrillard, J. 1994. Simulacra and
Simulation. University of Michigan Press. Chapter 1"The Precession
- Haraway, D. 1997. Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium.FemaleMan
Meets OncoMouse (TM): Feminism and Technoscience. New York: Routledge.
Chapter 2.1 "Semantics: Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium" (pp.
- May 2 (F) Term Paper or Research Project Due
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