Twenty years of progress: GIScience in 2010

Michael F. Goodchild

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It is 20 years since the term "geographic information science" was suggested to encompass the set of fundamental research issues that surround GIS. Two decades of GIScience have produced a range of accomplishments, in an expanding literature of research results as well as in the infrastructure of research. Several themes are suggested for future research, based both on gaps in what has been accomplished thus far, and on technology trends that will themselves raise research questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-20
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Spatial Information Science
Issue number2010
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Geographic information science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Computers in Earth Sciences


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