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This note considers cartography and geospatial information systems (GIS).

It covers -

  • this overview
  • seeing - the evolution of cartography and the emergence of GIS, including cultural, regulatory and economic impacts
  • platforms - GIS satellites and politics
  • applications - using GIS technologies
  • mashing and geospatial information on the net
  • law - legal aspect of GIS
  • studies about the history of cartography and GIS
  • landmarks in the development of cartography.

It supplements the discussion of geolocation systems, geodemographics and geospatial privacy elsewhere on this site.






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