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Over the past twenty years research on the evolving relationship between GIS and Society has been expanding into a wide variety of topical areas, becoming in the process an increasingly challenging and multifaced endeavor. The SAGE Handbook of GIS and Society is a retrospective and prospective overview of GIS and Society research that provides an expansive and critical assessment of work in that field. Emphasizing the theoretical, methodological and substantive diversity within GIS and Society research, the book highlights the distinctiveness and intellectual coherence of the subject as a field of study, while also examining its resonances with and between key themes, and among disciplines ranging from geography and computer science to sociology, anthropology, and the health and environmental sciences. Comprising 27 chapters, often with an international focus, the book is organized into six sections: Foundations of Geographic Information and Society; Geographic Information and Modern Life; Alternative Representations of Geographic Information and Society; Organizations and Institutions; Participation and Community Issues; Value, Fairness, and Privacy

Indigenous Peoples' Issues and Indigenous Uses of GIS
Indigenous peoples' issues and indigenous uses of gis

A discussion about Indigenous Peoples and their relationship to map-making technologies is necessarily situated within the metanarratives of the Columbian Exchange, the Scientific Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and twentieth-century development and globalization strategies (Hodgson, 2002). Representations of place are inextricably linked to power, politics, and culture; demonstrating knowledge transformation and cultural change often in concert with the silencing of alternative voices. Maps are the product of a complex mix of history, geography, science, myth, art, and power relationships reflecting a selective outcome in representation: maps are as much about what is represented as about what is not represented (Wood, 1992; Monmonier, 1996). They are the result of the interface between ...

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