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Globalisation has not led to the death of geography. Intensified relations between communities in different parts of the world have only highlighted the need for understanding and managing phenomena on a variety of geographic scales. From global warming to credit crunch, and from epidemics to terrorism, causes and solutions are sought on local, regional, national as well as inter-continental levels.
With the advent of Geospatial Technology, scholars, policymakers and entrepreneurs have valuable tools in hand to proceed. This book offers the first systematic account of the science behind this mental and technological revolution. Tracing the adoption and dissemination of Geospatial Technology in a range of disciplines, it examines the impact this technology has had, and is likely to have, on the explanation of spatial behaviour, phenomena and processes. At the same time, stressing innovative usage, it explores scientific contributions to technology advancement.
Foreword: Jack Dangermond.-Geo-ICT and the Role of Location within Science: Niels van Manen, Henk J. Scholten and Rob van de Velde.-Location Across Disciplines: Reflections on the CSISS Experience: Donald G. Janelle and Michael F. Goodchild.-Location Awareness 2020: Euro Beinat and John Steenbruggen.-Visualising Landscapes: Do Pictures Represent Theory or Data?: Chunglin Kwa, Mieke van Hemert and Lieuwe van der Weij.-Past in Place: The Role of Geo-ICT in Present-day Archaeology: Alfred Wagtendonk, Philip Verhagen, Steven Soetens, Karen Jeneson, Maurice de Kleijn.-No Place in History - Geo-ICT and Historical Science: Onno Boonstra.-Geo-ICT in demography: John Stillwell.-The Adoption of Geo-ICT in Economics: Jasper Dekkers and Piet Rietveld.-Spatial Planning and Geo-ICT: Arjen de Wit, Adri van den Brink, Arnold K. Bregt and Rob van de Velde.-Geo-ICT: Connecting Physical and Virtual Geographies: Josef Strobl.-The Role of Place and Time in the Epidemiology of Tropical Diseases: Mark Cresswell.-Real Crimes on Virtual Maps: Johan G.J. van Schaaik and Jasper J. van der Kemp.-Geo-ICT for Risk and Disaster Management: Sisi Zlatanova and Andrea Fabbri.-Geo-ICT in Transportation Science: Maria Teresa Borzacchiello, Irene Casas, Biagio Ciuffo and Peter Nijkamp.-Geographical Information Systems and Geography Teaching: Joop van der Schee and Henk J. Scholten.-Synthesis: Geo-ICT and the Role of Location within Science: Niels van Manen, Henk J. Scholten, John Stillwell and Rob van de Velde