By: David Rhind
Assesses how technological changes and national poilcy variations are affecting mapping and the global geographical framework.
Partial table of contents:; Topographic Mapping in the Twenty--First Century (J. Morrison).; BUILDING THE NATIONAL FRAMEWORKS.; Mapping for the Reconstruction of South Africa (D. Clarke).; Mapping in Russia: The Present Stage of Development (N. Zhdanov).; THE GLOBAL FRAMEWORK AND USER NEEDS.; The Military as Users and Producers of Global Spatial Data (R. Lenczowski).; BEYOND MAPPING: INTERNATIONAL TRENDS AFFECTING NATIONAL MAPPING ORGANIZATIONS.; New Technology and Its Impact on the Framework for the World (C. Calvert, et al.).; The Australian National Spatial Data Infrastructure (D. Mooney & D. Grant).; Geographical Data Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific (D. Mohamed).; RE--INVENTING GOVERNMENT AND NATIONAL MAPPING ORGANIZATIONS.; The French Approach (J. Grelot).; Merger, Government Firms, and Privatization?: The New Swedish Approach (U. Sandgren).; Epilogue: Where Next for the Framework and the National Mapping Organizations?; About the Authors.; Indexes.
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About the Editor David Rhind is Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey, the National Mapping Organization of Britain. He has worked in geographical information for 30 years and lectured on mapping or GIS in over 40 countries. He was Professor of Geography in Birkbeck College, University of London, for the decade up to the end of 1991, previously being Dean of Economics Faculty and Head of a Resource Centre' (comprising the departments of Computer Science, Economics, Geography, and Mathematics and Statistics). A graduate of both the universities of Bristol and Edinburgh, he was Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art from 1969 73 followed by Lecturer and Reader at the University of Durham. He also worked for short periods at the International Training Centre in the Netherlands and at the Australian National University.
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