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Geography: Electronic and Digital Resources
Geography: Electronic and digital resources

F. Wilfrid Lancaster (1978) predicted a paperless information society by the year 2000. His vision was an “electronic office,” which would include a computer terminal that would be used by researchers to record research results, search for information, retrieve and read scholarly publications, write research papers, and communicate with colleagues. He did not discuss the possible uses of computers in geography, despite the fact that geographers had already described using computers for mapping and data analysis almost 2 decades earlier (Coppock, 1962; Tobler, 1959). The computer revolution in geography has resulted in the development and availability of a wide range of electronic and digital resources. Electronic resources include both analog sources, such as traditional film and ...

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