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Geography and computers: Past, present, and future

Arribas-Bel, D; Reades, J; (2018) Geography and computers: Past, present, and future. Geography Compass , 12 (10) , Article e12403. 10.1111/gec3.12403. Green open access

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Abstract

The discipline of Geography has long been intertwined with the use of computers. This close interaction is likely to increase with the embeddedness of computers and concomitant growth of spatially referenced data. To better understand the current situation, and to be able to better speculate about the future, this article provides two parallel perspectives: first, we offer an historical perspective on the relationship between Geography and computers; second, we document developments—in particular the nascent field of data science—that are currently taking place outside of Geography and to which we argue the discipline should be paying close attention. Combining both perspectives, we identify the benefits of tighter integration between Geography and Data Science and argue for the establishment of a new space—that we term Geographic Data Science—in which cross‐pollination could occur to the benefit of both Geography and the larger data community.

Type: Article
Title: Geography and computers: Past, present, and future
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/gec3.12403
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12403
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Computational Geography, Data Science, Geocomputation, Geographic Data Science, GIS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10109084
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