- Enhancing a domain-specific digital library with metadata based on hierarchical controlled vocabularies
by Weaver, Mathew Jon, Ph.D., OGI School of Science & Engineering, 2005, 123 pages
- From the abstract: "We explain how Metadata++ integrates with a standard geographic information system to support both spatial and keyword-based information retrieval"
- I have ordered a copy of this dissertation.
- The American space of hunger: Geographic, political and economic change and the ability to eat in the United States in the late 1990s
by Walter, Nathan Andrew, Ph.D., The Florida State University, 2005, 363 pages
- This dissertation discusses the "sphere of food security, a historically and geographically defined social space."
- Communities of Scholars: Places of Leverage in the History of Automated Cartography
by Chrisman, Nicholas R., Cartography and Geographic Information Science, vol. 32, iss. 4, pp. 425-433(9)
- From the abstract: "This paper will describe the community into which automated cartography emerged...It makes sense to remember a bit more about the pre-history of geographic information systems, not just to get the history right, but to understand how the events of prior periods influence the way the technology develops."
Thursday, January 05, 2006
2 Dissertations & 1 Scholarly Article
Continuing my previous post about theses and dissertations that caught my eye, here are 2 intriguing dissertations and an article that have...once again...caught my eye.