Distributed and mobile computing

Michael F. Goodchild, Douglas M. Johnston, David J. Maguire, Valerian T. Noronha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

7 Scopus citations


Of course we are still some way from achieving this ideal, and it is still easier and cheaper to compute in the conventional manner at a desktop using only the data, software, and hardware present in the workstation. Wireless communication is still more expensive, and more constrained by bandwidth, at least in those areas of the developed world that are well served by copper and fiber. But the pace of change is rapid, and in some countries we are already approaching the point where the majority of telephone communication will be wireless.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Research Agenda for Geographic Information Science
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781420038330
ISBN (Print)0849327288, 9780849327285
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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