Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Quote of the day

Excerpt from 'Toward Spatially Integrated Social Science': 

"... although basic science is directed at the discovery of general principles, the ultimate value of such knowledge, apart from simple curiosity, lies in our ability to apply it to local conditions and, thus, determine specific outcomes. Although such science may itself be placeless, the application of scientific knowledge in policy inevitably requires explicit attention to spatial variation, particularly when the basis of policy is local."

Goodchild et al. (2000: 142) apud Marcia C. Castro (2007 )

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