Geographic information systems (GIS)

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This chapter covers the role of GIS in cartography and geographic analysis. It begins by identifying the conceptual differences between computer-aided cartography and GIS. An examination of several widely used, representative GIS software systems includes a concise overview of the range of GIS applications. A section that identifies important periodicals carrying information about GIS and other recent literature on GIS design, applications, and research and development, precedes a survey of directories and other listings of GIS software and applications. A brief discussion of government policy reviews several influential reports and their principal recommendations. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-231
Number of pages18
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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