Geography and Technology


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Geography and Technology

J. W. Harrington (Editor)
Susan L. Cutter (Editor)
Stanley D. Brunn (Editor)



ISBN: 9781402018718


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Discusses technologies such as cartography, the camera, aerial photography, computers, and other computer-related tools. This book addresses the impact of such technologies on geography and society, and is useful for those in the humanities, social, policy and engineering sciences, planning and development fields.

The resultant dynamic space/time interactive research and management environments created by interactive GPS/GIS, among other technologies, places geography squarely at the forefront of advanced multidisciplinary research and modeling programs, and has created core organization management tools (geographic management systems) which will dramatically change the way governments and businesses work in the decades ahead. While these and other important geographic technologies, including remote sensing, location-based services, and many others addressed in this book, are forging new opportunities for geography and geographers, they also pose challenges.


ISBN 1402018711
ISBN13 9781402018718
Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Format Paperback
Publication date 00/03/2004
Pages 616
Weight (grammes) 1089
Published in United States
Height (mm) 235
Width (mm) 155

Table of Contents: Foreword by Douglas Richardson.- Preface and Acknowledgements.- Contributing Authors.- Color Plates.- Part I - Geography and Technology Interfaces.- 1. Geography and Technology.- 2. Communications Technology and the Production of Geographical Knowledge.- 3. Federal Funding, Geographic Research, and Geographic Technologies: 1904-2004.- Part II - Technologies that Changed Geography.- 4. The Imbrication of Geography and Technology.- 5. Computers and Geography.- 6. Remote Sensing of Selected Biophysical Variables and Urban/Suburban Phenomena.- 7. New Digital Geographies.- Part III - New Geographies with New Technologies.- 8. From Globes to GIS.- 9. Fieldwork in Nonwestern Contexts.- 10. The Camera and Geographical Inquiry.- 11. Film Networks and the Place(s) of Technology.- 12. Motor Vehicles on the American Landscape.- 13. Airspaces.- 14. A World on Demand.- 15. Democracy and Technology.- 16. Technologies Applied to Public Health.- 17. 'Real' Bodies, 'Real' Technologies.- 18. Geotechnology, the U.S. Military, and War.- Part IV - The Environment and Technology.- 19. Earth Pulses in direct Current.- 20. The Impact of Technology Upon In Situ Atmospheric Observations and Climate Science.- 21. Population-Environment Interactions with an Emphasis on Land-Use/Land-Cover Dynamics and Role of Technology.- 22. Capacity Building and Geographic Information Technologies in African Development.- 23. Natural Hazards and Technology.- Part V - The Worlds before us.- 24. The GIS Revolution in Science and Society.- 25. Why Technology?.- Index.