Date of Award

8-6-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Degree Program

Geography

Department

Geography

Major Professor

Lodhi, Mahtab

Second Advisor

Abdelguerfi, Mahdi

Third Advisor

Jiang, Ziying

Abstract

This research examines the role of geospatial and ancillary technologies in the erosion of privacy in contemporary society. The development of Remote Sensing, GIS, and GPS technologies are explored as a means of understanding both their current and predicted uses and capabilities. Examination is also made of the legal basis and current status of privacy rights in the United States. Finally, current and predicted uses and capabilities of geospatial and ancillary technologies are critically examined in light of existing privacy protections as a means of determining the ways in which these technologies are impacting privacy currently and what their effects may be in the future.

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