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    Introduction

    What are Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?

    According to the Association for Geographic Information, geographic information is

     'Information about objects or phenomena that are associated with a location relative to the surface of the Earth'.

    Geographic Information Systems are databases of geographic information can visually display many different types of data.  The database stores the information and enables researchers to integrate, manipulate, analyze, and display geospatial data.

     

     

    Important Resources

    • ESRI Press dictionary of GIS terminology.  G70.212 .E87 2001 (Reference, 2nd floor)
    • A to Z GIS: an illustrated dictionary of geographic information systems. G70.212 .A86 2006 (Reference, 2nd floor)
    • Encyclopedia of geographic information science. G70.212 .E53 2008 (Reference, 2nd floor)
    • Encyclopeda of GIS.  G70.212 .E534 2008 (Reference, 2nd floor)

     

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