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Sheet1 Page 1 <http://www.geog.ubc.ca/~courses/klink/gis.notes/ncgia/toc.html#UNIT1>UNIT 1 - WHAT IS GIS? <http://www.geog.ubc.ca/~courses/klink/gis.notes/ncgia/toc.html#UNIT1> Compiled with assistance from David Cowen, University of South Carolina The new Core Curriculum II <http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu:80/giscc> has an introductory unit which develops the concept from a Geographic Information Science <http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/giscc/units/u002/u002.html> perspective, and is worth reviewing. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ For Information that Supplements the Contents of this Unit: Application Areas of a GIS <http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/intro/intro.html#Appli> (Geographer's Craft) -- Natural resource management Basic Terms and Concepts of GIS <http://www.missouri.edu/~ludwig/147/gist.htm> (Ludwig/U of Missouri) Definition of GIS <http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/intro/intro.html#Geog> (Geographer's Craft) GeoData Institute <http://www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/Booklet.html> (U of Southampton) -- GIS terminology in glossary format. GIS Glossary <http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/gis/glosstxt.html> (B.C. Environment) The GIS View of the World <http://www.utexas.edu/depts/grg/gcraft/notes/intro/intro.html#View> (Geographer's Craft) Introduction to GIS <http://www.usgs.gov/research/gis/title.html> (USGS) What is a GIS? <http://weber.u.washington.edu/~chrisman/G460/Lec02.html> (Chrisman/U of Washington) What is a GIS? <http://sirocco.geol.utas.edu.au/geog/gis/title.html> (USGS) -- How does a GIS work? What's special about a GIS? Applications of GIS. Glossary for The Geographer's Craft <http://wwwhost.cc.utexas.edu/ftp/pub/grg/gcraft/gloss/glossary.html> (Geographer's Craft) GIS and Related Technologies <http://www.geog.uwo.ca/gisrt.html> (U of Western Ontario) -- GIS tutorials systems (GPS) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ # <#SEC1.1>A. INTRODUCTION <#SEC1.1> * <#SEC1.1.1>Objectives of this unit <#SEC1.1.1> * <#SEC1.1.2>What is a GIS? <#SEC1.1.2>
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Sheet1 Page 2 * <#SEC1.1.3>Alternative names <#SEC1.1.3> * <#SEC1.1.4>Why is GIS important? <#SEC1.1.4> * <#SEC1.1.5>Why is GIS so hot? <#SEC1.1.5> * <#SEC1.1.6>Market value of GIS <#SEC1.1.6> # <#SEC1.2>B. CONTRIBUTING DISCIPLINES AND TECHNOLOGIES <#SEC1.2> * <#SEC1.2.1>Geography <#SEC1.2.1> * <#SEC1.2.2>Cartography <#SEC1.2.2> * <#SEC1.2.3>Remote Sensing <#SEC1.2.3> * <#SEC1.2.4>Photogrammetry <#SEC1.2.4> * <#SEC1.2.5>Surveying <#SEC1.2.5> * <#SEC1.2.6>Geodesy <#SEC1.2.6> * <#SEC1.2.7>Statistics <#SEC1.2.7> * <#SEC1.2.8>Operations Research <#SEC1.2.8> * <#SEC1.2.9>Computer Science <#SEC1.2.9> * <#SEC1.2.10>Mathematics <#SEC1.2.10> * <#SEC1.2.11>Civil Engineering <#SEC1.2.11> # <#SEC1.3>C. MAJOR AREAS OF PRACTICAL APPLICATION <#SEC1.3> * <#SEC1.3.1>Street network-based <#SEC1.3.1> * <#SEC1.3.2>Natural resource-based <#SEC1.3.2> * <#SEC1.3.3>Land parcel-based <#SEC1.3.3> * <#SEC1.3.4>Facilities management <#SEC1.3.4> # <#SEC1.4>D. GIS AS A SET OF INTERRELATED SUBSYSTEMS <#SEC1.4>
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