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GIS Code of Ethics: What Can We Learn from Other Organizations?

Craig, William J.

Like any rapidly developing field, GIS is vulnerable to uncertain behavior. A code of ethics could establish rules of good conduct and drive out charlatans. A nationally published article in 1993 summarized the codes of major professional associations showing obligations to: society in general, funders and employers, colleagues and the profession, and human subjects. To be enforceable, a code provides explicit rules of conduct. The article nominated eight such rules and admonished the GIS profession to further expand this list.

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5 (Fall): 13-16.
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