Information, Place, and Cyberspace: Issues in Accessibility / Edition 1

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This book explores how new communication and information technologies combine with transportation to modify human spatial and temporal relat ionships in everyday life. It targets the need to differentiate access ibility levels among a broad range of social groupings, the need to st udy disparities in electronic accessibility, and the need to investiga te new measures and means of representing the geography of opportunity in the information age. It explores how models based on physical noti ons of distance and connectivity are insufficient for understanding th e new structures and behaviors that characterize current regional real ities, with examples drawn from Europe, New Zealand, and North America . While traditional notions of accessibility and spatial interaction r emain important, information technologies are dramatically modifying a nd expanding the scope of these core geographical concepts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540674924
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/6/2000
  • Series: Advances in Spatial Science Series
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

FOREWORD.- PREFACE.- INTRODUCTION: 1.Donald G. Janelle, David C. Hodge:Information, Place and Cyberspace.- PART I: CONCEPTUALIZATION AND MEASUREMENT: 2. Helen Couclelis, Arthur Getis: Conceptualizing and Measuring Accessibility Within Physical and Virtual Spaces.- 3. Lauren M. Scott: Evaluating Intra-metropolitan Accessibility in the Information Age: Operational Issues, Objectives, and Implementation.- 4. Qing Shen: Transportation, Telecommunications, and the Changing.- 5. Pip Forer, Otto Huisman: Space, Time and Sequencing: Substitution at the Physical/Virtual Interface.- 6. Eric J. Heikkila: The Fuzzy Logic of Accessibility.- 7. Daniel Z. Sui: The E-merging Geography of the Information Society: From Accessibility to Adaptability.- PART II: VISUALIZATION AND REPRESENTATION: 8. Michael Batty, Harvey Miller: Representing and Visualizing Physical, Virtual and Hybrid Information Spaces.- 9. Andrew Harvey, Paul Macnab: Who's Up? Global Interpersonal Temporal Accessibility.- 10. Mitchell L. Moss; Anthony M. Townsend: The Role of the Real City in Cyberspace: Understanding Regional Variations in Internet Accessibility.- 11. Martin Dodge: Accessibility to Information within the Internet: How Can it Be Measured and Mapped?.- 12. Shane Murnion: Towards Spatial Interaction Models of Information Flows.- 13. Paul C. Adams: Application of a CAD-Based Accessibility Model.- 14. Mei-Po Kwan: Human Extensibility and Individual Hybrid-accessibility in Space-time: A Multi-scale Representation Using GIS.- PART III: SOCIETAL ISSUES: 15. Mark I. Wilson: Accessibility and Societal Issues in the Information Age.- 16. Susan Hanson: Reconceptualizing Accessibility.- 17. Sylvie Occelli: Revisiting the Concept of Accessibility: Some Comments and Research Questions.- 18. Harlan J. Onsrud: Legal Access to Geographic Information: Measuring Losses or Developing Responses.- 19. Robert Mugerauer: Qualitative GIS: To Mediate, Not Dominate.- PART IV: CONCLUSION: 20. Helen Couclelis: From Sustainable Transportation to Sustainable Accessibility: Can We Avoid a New Tragedy of the Commons?.- FIGURES.- TABLES.- INDEX.- CONTRIBUTORS

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