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dc.contributor.advisorLu, Yongmei
dc.contributor.authorParr, David A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T10:11:55Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:55Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-01en_US
dc.date.submittedJune 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3354
dc.description.abstractGeographic Information Science (GIS) researchers analyze digital data to identify spatial patterns quantitatively. Following a similar approach, this thesis research reveals the diffusion dynamics of GIS research through analyzing the field's publications. A total of 985 GIS journal articles published between 1997 and 2007 in six different academic journals were examined. By assuming that each article was conducted at the institution listed as the primary author's affiliation, each journal article is evaluated using latent semantic analysis to reveal a set of correlations between the research themes of the articles year-by-year and location-by-location. With knowledge of the location and time of each publication, we show the spatial and thematic evolution of research activities in GIS.en_US
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dc.format.extent70 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectLSAen_US
dc.subjectGeographic information scienceen_US
dc.subjectGeographyen_US
dc.subjectInovation diffusionen_US
dc.subjectLatent semantic analysisen_US
dc.subject.classificationGeographyen_US
dc.titleInnovation Diffusion in Geographic Information Science Researchen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFuhrmann, Sven
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMuniz, Osvaldo
thesis.degree.departmentGeography
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographic Information Science
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
txstate.departmentGeography


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