Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Geog 572 Critical GIS

Explores the connections between GIS and the society it represents and serves, and the hidden implications embedded within GIS technology. Investigates whether GIS can be developed to reflect more complex perceptions of space and place that are not based on traditional mapping forms. Topics also include the implications of ongoing technological change, the democratization of mapping, and the ethics of GIS practice as well as the accessibility of GIS data and tools to all.




Geog 588 or equivalent
  • Up one level
  • 500