Examines the changing role of geographic information in society. Considers how spatial information is produced, organized, controlled, and used in different historical, cultural and political contexts. Topics examined include: the effects of the shift from print to digital mapping; implications of mobile spatial technologies and the geoweb; open source and open access; production and control of spatial data and information; and alternative cartographies. Introduces geospatial literacy skills.
Society and its Institutions (3)