Evangelical Christian Uses of Geotechnologies at the Advent of the 21st Century

Authors: Jennifer Rahn*, Samford University
Topics: Religion, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: religious geography, Christian evangelical, mapping, geotechnologies, GIS, spirituality and geography
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM
Room: Maryland A, Marriott, Lobby Level
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In the past ten years there has been tremendous growth of spatial technologies, such as GPS, computer cartography and GIS, in many civilian applications. With the advent of these relatively inexpensive and easy to use technologies the faith-based community has begun to use and apply geographic analysis and tools. This paper discusses Christian (predominantly Evangelical) uses of GIS and computer cartography ranging from local to worldwide applications that include web sites, agencies, and databases for a variety of ministry and missions work. These examples show how GIS and cartographic products are helping Christian organizations with coordinating and displaying spatial data to assist them with their local and global scope and effectiveness.

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