Essays Tagged: "GIS"

Cartographic generalisation

ncreasing the effectiveness of the information communicated." (Robinson et al., 1978)The power of a GIS comes from the ability to relate different information in a spatial context and to reach a concl ... y and modeling, exploring this important process.Arguments for or against Generalisation.The modern GIS systems ability to zoom, pan , turn layers of interest on and off has brought about the thought ...

(6 pages) 32 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System in Watershed Management

v ABSTRACT :Remote sensing and GIS are playing a rapidly increasing role in the filed of hydrology and water resources planning and ... ing role in the filed of hydrology and water resources planning and development. Remote Sensing and GIS with the integration of socio-economic data is very useful for watershed planning and management ... -economic data is very useful for watershed planning and management. Geographic Information System (GIS) is an efficient CAD technique, spatial data analyst and effective database management tool. The ...

(12 pages) 89 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

What is Geographic Information Systems

What is Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? According to an ESRI website, a GIS software manufacturer ."..GIS combines layers of informati ... layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place." (http://www.gis.com Accessed: 4 June 2004). Put simply GIS is a way to combine and interpret spatial information ... of sensitive sand dunes. A map is the representation of this spatial information.The basis of using GIS software is simple however there are many complex parts to it. Basically as was stated before al ...

(5 pages) 58 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

GIS And Australian Agriculture

The GIS and Australian Agriculture Geographic information systems are a combination of global positionin ... graphy, existing maps, land data and computer systems. All this information is combined to form the GIS. The result is stored computer information containing data about the Earth's surface that can be ... tellite imagery is that the data may not be accurate, so care should be taken with data reliability.GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the ...

(4 pages) 459 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

GIS And Australian Agriculture

The GIS and Australian Agriculture Geographic information systems are a combination of global positionin ... graphy, existing maps, land data and computer systems. All this information is combined to form the GIS. The result is stored computer information containing data about the Earth's surface that can be ... tellite imagery is that the data may not be accurate, so care should be taken with data reliability.GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Urban Policy Paper

Implementing GIS for Planning Lessons from the History of Technological InnovationAccording to Judith Innes and D ... nology are to be taken by other groups.The article is of the view that planners ought to understand GIS as a technology created socially, which includes not only software and hardware, but also the la ... ganizational agreements as well as skills that are necessary to use it. A strategic approach to the GIS implementation is recommended, one involving both technical as well as human systems. On giving ...

(6 pages) 487 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

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maps Place Space Site Situation (relative location) GPS (Global Positioning System) Remote sensing GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Cultural Landscape Types of regions: Formal Functional (nodal ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers