A deflationary approach to fundamental principles in GIScience

Chrisman, N 2012, 'A deflationary approach to fundamental principles in GIScience' in Francis Harvey (ed.) Are there fundamental principles in Geographic Information Science?, CreateSpace, United States, pp. 42-64.


Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Book Chapters

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size
n2006039108.pdf Published Version application/pdf 915.05KB
Title A deflationary approach to fundamental principles in GIScience
Author(s) Chrisman, N
Year 2012
Title of book Are there fundamental principles in Geographic Information Science?
Publisher CreateSpace
Place of publication United States
Editor(s) Francis Harvey
Start page 42
End page 64
Subjects Geospatial Information Systems
Summary While the practice of mapping has ancient, even prehistoric, roots, the past fifty years have seen increased emphasis on the sciences of geographic information. A key element is moving from the fixation with the specific constraints of the mapped product (the graphic artifact) to re-centering attention on databases as the resources for constructing all potential maps, and the GIS as the basis for all models of process of change. There is an early indication of this approach enunciated in a short (threepage) article by John Sherman and Waldo Tobler in Professional Geographer (Sherman and Tobler 1957; Chrisman 1997a). This was followed by a work on the promise of digital technology (Tobler 1959). Perhaps one of the clearest articulations in the rethinking of cartography was Board's (1967) "Maps as Models".
Copyright notice © 2012 The authors
ISBN 9781478213628
Additional Notes This work is available via a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDeirvs 3.0 Unported license. The license is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 280 Abstract Views, 80 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 01 Jul 2013, 12:52:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us