Geography and Technology

  • Stanley D. Brunn
  • Susan L. Cutter
  • J. W. HarringtonJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Geography and Technology Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas J. Wilbanks
      Pages 3-16
    3. Fred M. Shelley, Wendy Bigler, Richard Aspinall
      Pages 37-62
  3. Technologies That Changed Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Matthew Zook, Martin Dodge, Yuko Aoyama, Anthony Townsend
      Pages 155-176
  4. New Geographies with New Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Philip W. Porter, Lawrence S. Grossman
      Pages 201-220
    3. John A. Jakle
      Pages 221-242
    4. Deborah P. Dixon, Leo E. Zonn
      Pages 243-266
    5. James M. Rubenstein
      Pages 267-283
    6. Thomas R. Leinbach, John T. Bowen Jr.
      Pages 285-313
    7. David R. Rain, Susan R. Brooker-Gross
      Pages 315-337
    8. Joanna Regulska
      Pages 339-361
    9. Michael Greenberg
      Pages 363-381
    10. Pamela Moss, Mei-Po Kwan
      Pages 383-399
    11. Mark W. Corson, Eugene J. Palka
      Pages 401-427
  5. The Environment and Technology

  6. The Worlds Before Us

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 571-571
    2. Jerome E. Dobson
      Pages 573-587
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 603-616

About this book


It is particularly appropriate that the AAG's Centennial Celebration should prompt the publication of a volume devoted to Geography and Technology. New technologies have always been important in advancing geographic understanding, but never have they been so thoroughly and rapidly transformative of the discipline as at this stage in geography's evolution. Just as new technologies have profoundly expanded both research possibilities and the knowledge base of other disciplines, such as biology, physics or medicine, so too are the revolutionary new geographic technologies developed during the past few decades extending frontiers in geographic research, education and applications. They are also creating new and resurgent roles for geography in both society and in the university. This trend is still accelerating, as the integration of geographic technologies, such as the global positioning system and geographic information systems (GPS/GIS), is creating an explosion of new "real-time, real-world" applications and research capabilities. The resultant dynamic space/time interactive research and management environments created by interactive GPS/GIS, among other technologies, places geography squarely at the forefront of advanced multidisciplinary research and modeling programs, and has created core organization management tools (geographic management systems) which will dramatically change the way governments and businesses work in the decades ahead. While these and other important geographic technologies, including remote sensing, location-based services, and many others addressed in this book, are forging new opportunities for geography and geographers, they also pose challenges.


Computer Evolution Geographie Image environment knowledge networks transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley D. Brunn
    • 1
  • Susan L. Cutter
    • 2
  • J. W. HarringtonJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1871-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2353-8
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