A world without GIS? Post-GIS futures for the new millennium

Francis Harvey

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We stand on the cusp of an era when anyone with internet access can make a map. With six billion mobile phone subscribers and 2.3 billion internet users will GIS play much of a role in how make and use maps? This paper begins with this question and explores some of the dimensions of how GIS will change in a new world - a world where GIS is integral to countless online activities and hence disappears from most uses. This is world not without GIS, but a post-GIS world of ubiquitous location technologies. While many of these developments, they have negative potential and the article points to areas to consider carefully.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-250
Number of pages10
JournalGeographia Polonica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014


  • Data-driven science
  • GIS
  • Information society
  • Internet
  • Ubiquitous computing


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