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Constructing Epistemic Landscapes: Methods of GIS-Based Mapping

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  • Evers, Hans-Dieter
  • Genschick, Sven
  • Schraven, Benjamin

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The construction of knowledge maps, demonstrated in this paper, is designed to show the epistemic landscape of cities, countries or regions. Knowledge assets, knowledge producing and disseminating organisations are referenced to spatial objects and integrated into GIS. They are further represented in thematic maps and in 3-D perspective graphs. Special attention is given to mapping and measuring knowledge clusters. Statistical procedures to measure the degree of knowledge clustering are discussed and ways are indicated to compare and determine the emergence of knowledge clusters. We conclude that the construction of knowledge maps showing the complexity of epistemic landscapes will enhance the chances of government agencies, companies and civic organisations to understand and use knowledge for development. This paper is in the first place meant as guideline for the related analysis.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17135.

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Keywords: Knowledge and development; knowledge maps; epistemic landscapes; knowledge clusters; Geographic Information System (GIS);

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  1. Evers, Hans-Dieter, 2008. "Knowledge hubs and knowledge clusters: Designing a knowledge architecture for development," MPRA Paper 8778, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Evers, Hans-Dieter & Benedikter, Simon, 2009. "Strategic Group Formation in the Mekong Delta: The Development of a Modern Hydraulic Society," MPRA Paper 17131, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Michael Porter, 2003. "The Economic Performance of Regions," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(6-7), pages 549-578.
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  1. Evers, Hans-Dieter & Yusoff, Anis & Shamsul, A.BB., 2010. "Ethno-diversity and bio-diversity: Methods and measurement," MPRA Paper 24429, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Hans-Dieter Evers & Azhari Karim, 2011. "The Maritime Potential of ASEAN Economies," Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, vol. 30(1), pages 117-124.
  3. Siriwardane, Rapti & Winands, Sarah, 2013. "Between hope and hype: Traditional knowledge(s) held by marginal communities," Working Papers, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF) 151401, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).
  4. Gerke, Solvay & Evers, Hans-Dieter, 2011. "Looking East, looking West: Penang as a knowledge hub," MPRA Paper 33980, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. von Braun, Joachim & Gerber, Nicolas & Mirzabaev, Alisher & Nkonya, Ephraim M., 2013. "The Economics of Land Degradation," Working Papers, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF) 147910, University of Bonn, Center for Development Research (ZEF).
  6. Evers, Hans-Dieter, 2010. "Measuring the maritime potential of nations. The CenPRIS ocean index, phase one (ASEAN)," MPRA Paper 24431, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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