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Information, Place, and Cyberspace

Issues in Accessibility

  • Donald G. Janelle
  • David C. Hodge


  • Exploration of significant linkages among emerging information resources, everyday life in traditional places, and the human consciousness and uses of cyberspace

  • Presentation of analytical measures and computerized visualizations of accessibility to reflect the complexity of the emerging world

  • Advancement of the art and science of modeling space (and time) to encompass both the physical and virtual worlds


Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald G. Janelle, David C. Hodge
      Pages 3-11
  3. Conceptualization and Measurement

  4. Visualization and Representation

  5. Societal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257

About this book


This book explores how new communication and information technologies combine with transportation to modify human spatial and temporal relationships in everyday life. It targets the need to differentiate accessibility levels among a broad range of social groupings, the need to study disparities in electronic accessibility, and the need to investigate new measures and means of representing the geography of opportunity in the information age. It explores how models based on physical notions of distance and connectivity are insufficient for understanding the new structures and behaviors that characterize current regional realities, with examples drawn from Europe, New Zealand, and North America. While traditional notions of accessibility and spatial interaction remain important, information technologies are dramatically modifying and expanding the scope of these core geographical concepts.


Cyberspace GIS Geoinformationssysteme Import Information technology Informationstechnologie Internet Telecommunication Telekommunikation The Internet Transport Transportation information society

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald G. Janelle
    • 1
  • David C. Hodge
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Spatially Integrated Social ScienceUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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