GS7-1 - Epistemological critiques

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Discuss critiques of GIS as “deterministic” technology in relation to debates about the Quantitative Revolution in the discipline of geography
  • Describe the extent to which contemporary GIS&T supports diverse ways of understanding the world
  • Discuss the implications of interoperability on ontology
  • Explain the argument that GIS privileges certain views of the world over others
  • Identify alternatives to the “algorithmic way of thinking” that characterizes GIS