GGR225H1: Power of Maps and Geographic Information


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.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)