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GEOG 340 A   GIS and Society Back to Results  


InstructorScull, Peter R.
MeetsMW245-400, HO 326
RestrictionsNo 2021
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone

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This course explores the impact of geographic information systems (GIS) on society. The course begins by considering how technological advances in GIS have transformed the nature of geographic data creation and opened up entirely new fields of spatial analysis. Various theoretical perspectives are employed to better understand issues of privacy and ethics as they relate to GIS technologies. Specific topics include locational privacy, participatory GIS, volunteered geographic information, location-based services, the geoweb and new media, digital social/spatial inequalities, and the role of GIS in security and surveillance.