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ERIC Number: EJ1000396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Cartographic Encounters at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Geographic Information System Center of Calculation
Palmer, Mark H.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v36 n2 p75-102 2012
The centering processes of geographic information system (GIS) development at the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was an extension of past cartographic encounters with American Indians through the central control of geospatial technologies, uneven development of geographic information resources, and extension of technically dependent clientele. Cartographic encounters included the historical exchanges of geographic information between indigenous people and non-Indians in North America. Scientists and technicians accumulated geographic information at the center of calculation where scientific maps, models, and simulations emerged. A study of GIS development at the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs will demonstrate some centering processes. (Contains 1 table, 5 figures, and 102 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America; United States