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geographic information science

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Michael Goodchild in the early 1990s, and quickly caught on in the academic community.

NounEdit

geographic information science (uncountable)

  1. The scientific study of the nature and use of geographic information; the theoretical foundation of geographic information systems.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Goodchild, M. F. 1992. Geographical Information Science. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 6:31-45.