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  • Two decades of women Latin Americanist geographers
  • Geographical association ; Latin America ; Practice of geography ; Professional organization ; Woman
  • Contributions of women to the CLAG organization are noted. A historic gender bias against women geographers is identified.―(DWG)
  • Cultural and linguistic aspects of designing geographic information systems for Spanish speakers
  • Cartographic technique ; Cultural geography ; Ecuador ; Geographical information system ; Language
  • Discussion of problems often encountered by Spanish speakers and others when attempting to utilize geographical information systems. Reviews two pilot studies in Ecuador.―(DWG)
  • Representation of geographic space in natural language, minds, culture and computers
  • Cartographic technique ; Geographical information system ; Latin America ; Spatial representation ; Technology transfer
  • Commercial geographical information systems are based on linguistic assumptions of English-speaking North America. Romance languages structure space in different ways complicating the GIS technology transfer to Latin America.―(DWG)
  • The use of geographic information systems in development planning in Latin America
  • Cartographic technique ; Development ; Geographical information system ; Latin America ; Technology transfer
  • Twenty years of publication by the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers : regional foci, thematic content, and authorship
  • Geographic research ; Geographical association ; Latin America ; Practice of geography ; Professional organization
  • This organization, known by its acronym CLAG, has sponsored the publication of 17 volumes in its 20-year existence. The AA. document the thematic content of articles, the geographical foci within Latin America, and the research productivity
  • Geographic research on aboriginal and peasant cultures in Amazonia, 1980-1990
  • Geographic research on aboriginal and peasant cultures has focused on Indian subsistence, peasant riverine villagers, and frontier settlement. Although geographers have made important contributions, they have written less about rainforest
  • Medical geographic research in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1980s and beyond
  • Geographical research on disease ecology in the 1980s has examined the role of environmental characteristics in the distribution of particular diseases and the contribution of ecological and socioeconomic variables to differential risk of infection
  • Geographic perspectives on Latin American women
  • Research on commercial agriculture and ranching by North American geographers, 1980-1989
  • Geographic research on tourism in Latin America, 1980-1990
  • In the 1980s geographers have contributed to studies of prehispanic agriculture and settlement, and colonial population and settlement. Other themes that have engaged geographers are subsistence ecology, migration, and the impact of war on Indians
  • « Wildlands » conservation in Central America during the 1980s : a geographical perspective
  • Latin Americanist specialists' number among North American geographers continues to decline. Monitoring the academic trends, the A. proffers advice on the ways in which a Latin Americanist focus can survive in U.S. geography departments.―(DWG)
  • General comments on the decline of published research on Latin American topics by North American geographers. Brief review of the slim amount of work done on mining topics.―(DWG)
  • literature to which geographers have contributed.―(DWG)
  • The A. details his experience teaching a course on the Geography of Middle America and the search for an explicit niche for geographers in a large and competitive Latin American Studies program at the University of Texas-Austin.―(DWG)
  • Survey of the growth of interest in development issues and national spatial organization among Latin Americanist geographers. In the U.S., these themes have curiously elicited little interest.―(DWG)
  • The A. addresses the geographical and cognate literature on Amerindian populations (mainly pre-Columbian) and the peasant cultures that evolved from liberated African slaves. Future research directions are discussed.―(DWG)
  • In the 1980-1990 period, studies in this realm have viewed motive technology and extensions of service as creating, rather than responding to, geographic change. Particular attention was focused on trans-isthmian traffic in Central America
  • In the 1980s geographers contributed to the study of aboriginal and peasant cultures, especially in the realm of traditional agriculture. They have also given attention to a prehistoric dimension reconstructing raised fields, terraces, irrigation