Security‐related concerns with geographic information systems and geographic mapping

Karen A. Forcht (CIS/OM Program, College of Business, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA)

Information Management & Computer Security

ISSN: 0968-5227

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Geographic information systems (GIS) makes use of geographic data, such as streets, store points, and block or neighborhood areas, and attribute data, such as population, income levels, competition, and store sales, by integrating the two into a powerful spatial query. The techniques utilized include geographic mapping, digital mapping, aerial photographs, etc. Along with the convenience of using GIS, there are some concerns about privacy and security of the data and information. This paper addresses the security concerns related to this emerging technology.



Forcht, K. (2000), "Security‐related concerns with geographic information systems and geographic mapping", Information Management & Computer Security, Vol. 8 No. 5, pp. 218-221.

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