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Zhao Puts Forth Humanistic GIS Research Agenda in New Publication

Posted: 3/4/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Geography Bo Zhao has a forthcoming publication in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers now available in pre-print. Rooted in humanistic geography, the paper proposes humanistic GIS as a coherent and systematic framework that integrates existing, humanism-related GIS studies (e.g., human dynamics, people-based GIS, place-based GIScience, etc.) and reorients the epistemological foundation by situating GIS in its mediation of human experience. Humanistic GIS represents a shift towards connecting GIS and human experience, rather than treating GIS solely as a research technology.

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