Title

Geographic Information Systems: The User's Perspective

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1990

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Swart, William W.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Format

Print

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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