Geographic Information Systems


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Geographic Information Systems

[‚jē·ō¦graf·ik ‚in·fər′mā·shən ‚sis·təmz]
(geography)
Computer-based technologies for the storage, manipulation, and analysis of geographically referenced information.
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As the enterprise geographic information system coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kinkade is a public health mapmaker, using public health surveillance data to create geographic illustrations of everything from disease outbreaks to cancer disparities and helping health officials successfully direct public health's oft-limited resources.
Estimating long-term average particulate air pollution concentrations: application of traffic indicators and geographic information systems.
The server uses technologies of the Geographic Information System to make it successful--all data elements in the server have an assigned latitude and longitude coordinate.
Also developed early in the program was a complete geographic information system (GIS) using Cambodian data that demonstrated how a simple modification to an off-the-shelf mapping package like ArcView can be easily turned into an effective mine action management tool.
Information "layering" is the essence of Geographic Information Systems.
opportunity for users of geographic information systems and remote-sensing to
Tsering Wangyal Shawa is a Geographic Information Systems Librarian at Princeton University.
Geographic exposure modeling: a valuable extension of geographic information systems for use in environmental epidemiology.
More recently, this unique dataset has been analyzed by using geographic information systems (GIS).
Geographic information systems are considered one of the hottest technologies for the 21st century, Steve Standerfer said.
TechNavio's analyst says, The Chinese government continues to be the biggest driver for the geographic information systems technology in the country.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services in academic libraries tend to differ, based on availability of GIS data, software, hardware, and staff expertise.

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