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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GIS and Transportation: Status and Challenges [R].The International Workshop on Geographic Information Systems for Transportation and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
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.
Jaime Stoltenberg is the Map and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Arthur H.
The breast cancer studies have contributed to environmental and biological sampling programs for endocrine-disrupting compounds in drinking water and household air and dust and the application of geographic information systems for surveillance and historical exposure assessment.
Now the park, home to Shea and Arthur Ashe Stadia, as well as dozens of jam packed summer festivals, competitive soccer matches, the Queens Museum, Hall of Science, Botanical Gardens, Zoological Society, and Theater in the Park, is being comprehensively mapped using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.
His research interests include the application of landscape ecology, spatial statistics, geographic information systems, and remote sensing to the surveillance of infectious diseases.
Geographic information systems (GIS) have become a fact of life in most large and small local governments, and the business of local government is to make decisions in the public interest.
This brave new field "benefits from the emergence and convergence of several technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), automated machine guidance, infield and remote sensing, mobile computing, telecommunications and advanced information processing" according to GPS World magazine.
As part of the ongoing activities and management of the Savannah River Site (SRS) Environmental Geographic Information Systems (EGIS), constructs cartographic maps of different areas, features, attributes and maintains this information.
It was focused on examining the fundamental linkages among environmental and soil factors, grower inputs, corn yield, and grain quality and was designed to interpret the vast amount of complex data generated by modern technologies, including remote sensing, yield monitors, and geographic information systems.
Current market opportunities for PDT include: Defense, Digital Imaging, Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing, Electronic Media, Computer Aided Design, Medical Imaging, and Electronic Games.
The conference is sponsored by the Intergraph Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Solutions the Intergraph GeoSpatial Users Community.

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