Geographic Information Systems: The User's Perspective
A geographic information system (GIS) is a combination of hardware and software that enables a user to capture, edit and display geographic data by uniting computerized mapping and database management. This report has been assembled as an aid to the potential GIS user. It provides the reader with a general knowledge base from which to approach GIS technology. The groundwork to understanding GIS technology is laid in the sections on geographic data, geographic data display and geographic data analysis. Once these basic concepts have been addressed, the reader is presented with current research and development efforts, and selected applications. The last part of the report presents an overview of many of the commercially available geographic information systems. In total, this report provides the potential GIS user with much of the background required to begin the GIS selection process.
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Swart, William W.
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Griffin, Janet Lane, "Geographic Information Systems: The User's Perspective" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3993.