Ethics and Mapping

Feb. 20, 2012—The Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society has brought together leading experts to discuss how computer mapping and analysis of data through Geographic Information Systems technology is impacting society and the privacy of individuals today.

“Thinking Ethically about the Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS),” is part of the Banta Center’s 2012 Redlands Panel on Business and Society series. Topics of discussion include the use of GIS in government and business and how it is changing the relationship between individuals and the world in which they live. Panelists will examine a number of topics, including the responsibilities that GIS engineers have to the privacy of citizens and the positive and negative social impacts of this new technology.

WHAT: “Thinking Ethically About the Use of GIS”

WHO: Diana Sinton, Director, Spatial Curriculum & Research, University of Redlands
Harlan Onsrud, Professor of Spatial Information Science, University of Maine
David DiBiase, Director, Education and Industry Solutions, Esri

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012 (continental breakfast served at 8:30 a.m.)

WHERE: University of Redlands, Casa Loma Room
1200 E. Colton Ave. Redlands, CA

RSVP: by March 2.
University of Redlands Students: Free
University of Redlands Staff/Faculty: $10
General Public: $15

Media contact
Patty Zurita

Event contact
Vanessa Silezar

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