05 October 2012

Looking forward

For Places and Spaces readers interested in the science of GIScience, reading about the future of GIS should be more than just ubiquitous computing and slicker interfaces. As such, I highly commend this paper by Blaske and Strobl on Geographic Information Science Developments from GIS Science. They question layers as a continuing means of thinking about our data. They also mention the possibility of "coordinate-free spatial theory which may culminate in 'global spatial analytics'. It is short, meaty, and readable, and yet it may take a while for you to unravel it and fully digest some of its 10 developments. Great stuff.

BLASCHKE, T. and STROBL, J. (2010): Geographic Information Science Developments. GIS.Science. Zeitschrift für Geoinformatik 23(1), 9-15.

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