GS7-1 - Epistemological critiques

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Author and Citation Info: 

DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., and Wentz, E. (2006). Epistemological critiques. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

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