THE BASICS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

In the introduction to this publication, a Geographic Information System (GIS) is defined and several technologies related to GIS but not the same as GIS are named and defined. The next section focuses on maps as devices used to communicate the nature of spatial data. This is followed by an examination of the components of GIS: (1) data, (2) hardware, (3) software, and (4) users. The next section examines the functions of GIS, which are compilation, storage, manipulation, and output of mapped data. The final two sections discuss planning for GIS and implications of GIS, respectively.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, St Paul

    Minnesota Extension Service, 20 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue
    St Paul, MN  United States  55108-6064
  • Authors:
    • Queen, L P
    • Blinn, C R
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00629088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR-FO-5926-S, NR-PC-6136-S
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 17 1993 12:00AM