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Applying Geospatial Technologies in Urban Environments

  • Ryan R. Jensen
  • Jay D. Gatrell
  • Daniel D. McLean

Abstract

As the epigraph above indicates, cities have become an important part of human existence, and they represent and support most human activity. Urban areas have been the primary locations for social movements, intellectual discoveries, and the rise and fall of nations and civilizations (Greene and Pick, 2006). It is projected that cities will only become more important as societies continue to go through the demographic transformation process. Geospatial technologies will probably play a critical role throughout this because of their ability to examine things synoptically, help manage existing infrastructure and services, and predict and model future growth.

Keywords

Urban Environment Urban Growth Environmental Justice European Science Foundation Geospatial Technology 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan R. Jensen
    • 1
  • Jay D. Gatrell
    • 1
  • Daniel D. McLean
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Geology & AnthropologyIndiana State UniversityTerre Haute
  2. 2.Department of Recreation and Sport ManagementIndiana State UniversityTerre Haute

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