Event Title

Geographic Information Systems Ethics

Presentation Type

Interactive Presentation

Location

Student Union, Cape Florida 316 B

Start Date

8-10-2010 4:15 PM

End Date

8-10-2010 4:45 PM

Description/Abstract

Students with a basic understanding of computers can purchase offthe-shelf Geographic Information System (GIS) software and create elaborate maps. The ability to manipulate the map components determines the effectiveness of the map for achieving the purpose of its maker. Therefore, GIS students must comprehend their responsibility in the mapping project and adhere to the scientific method. Unfortunately, during the last decade there has been an escalation of academic misconduct as researchers compete for grants and jobs. This paper examines the contemporary ethical issues associated with Geographic Information Systems.

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Oct 8th, 4:15 PM Oct 8th, 4:45 PM

Geographic Information Systems Ethics

Student Union, Cape Florida 316 B

Students with a basic understanding of computers can purchase offthe-shelf Geographic Information System (GIS) software and create elaborate maps. The ability to manipulate the map components determines the effectiveness of the map for achieving the purpose of its maker. Therefore, GIS students must comprehend their responsibility in the mapping project and adhere to the scientific method. Unfortunately, during the last decade there has been an escalation of academic misconduct as researchers compete for grants and jobs. This paper examines the contemporary ethical issues associated with Geographic Information Systems.