geographic information science

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Michael Goodchild in early 90's, and quickly caught on in 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.