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Places of the Holocaust : Towards a model of GIS of place. / Giordano, Alberto; Cole, Tim .

In: Transactions in GIS, 30.09.2019.

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Giordano, Alberto ; Cole, Tim . / Places of the Holocaust : Towards a model of GIS of place. In: Transactions in GIS. 2019.

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