GS6-1 - Ethics and geospatial information

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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). Ethics and geospatial information. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe a variety of philosophical frameworks upon which codes of professional ethics may be based
  • Describe the individuals or groups to which GIS&T professionals have ethical obligations
  • Describe a scenario in which you would find it necessary to report misconduct by a colleague or friend
  • Discuss the ethical implications of a local government’s decision to charge fees for its data