Time and space:An economic model

  • Robbin R. Hough
Technical Papers Section I
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 639)


Technology enables us to assemble ever and ever larger quantities of data and ever deepening data structures. These developments are not sufficient. Humans must have stories, images, habits and rules-of-thumb to live by and with in complex environments and they are just not available as they relate to the globe which is shared by all. Simply browsing through a world atlas or looking at a globe is an exercise in looking at more information than it is possible to handle at once. The remote sensing and geographic information system communities have the opportunity to engage in the construction of tools which, in their maturity, will enable new ways of comprehending our global state of affairs. The purpose of the paper which follows is to contribute to a framework for such an undertaking.


Remote Sensing Geographic Information System Subsistence Economy Manufacturing Employment Average Farm Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robbin R. Hough
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  1. 1.School of Business AdministrationOakland UniversityRochester

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