Taming Technology

Taming Technology

The Narrative Anchor Reconciling Time, Territory and Technology in Geoinformation Infrastructures

eBook - 2011
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It is often assumed that innovative technology is an essential resource for the establishment of an information infrastructure. This study on geoinformation infrastructures convincingly demonstrates that technology is an important and far more complex factor than much geoinformation practitioners want us to believe. Three Dutch cases were studied, of which two were intended to develop an infrastructure deliberately applying innovative technology. Due to a constant stream of innovations these cases failed to bring about a working infrastructure. The third case was aimed at establishing a system of large-scale basemaps. These maps acted as a 'narrative anchor', a non-tangible interface between innovating technology and the infrastructure to be developed. Through the narrative anchor, this infrastructure has already existed for over 35 years and is likely to continue.
Publisher: Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781607506980
Characteristics: 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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