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1 Introduction to GIS Josef Fürst
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Learning objectives In this section you will learn: Differences between GIS and related computer systems, such as graphics, CAD and DBMS, comprehensive view of GIS consisting of hardware, software, data, procedures and expert knowledge, overview of the range of function and tools in GIS, related to tasks in hydrology and water management
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Outline Introduction History Components of GIS hardware software Tools (functions) of GIS Summary
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Introduction growing importance since mid 1980s, in scientific, technical and socio-economic disciplines and public sector Large number of different products for a large bandwidth of applications Term „Geographic Information System“ (GIS) Related to hydrological and water management problems
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History GIS on all categories of computers from super computer to PC and even handhelds and mobile phones From cartography to integrative tool Integrated, multi-discipline approach Parallel development in land register (cadastre), topographic mapping, thematic maps, CAD (Computer Aided Design), geography, mathematical analysis of spatial variability, soil science, surveying, remote sensing, imaging, spatial planning
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History Commercially available systems from appr. 1980 (ArcInfo 1981) GIS, RIS, LUIS, . .. GIS for acquisition, storage, analysis, and
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course GIS 434 taught by Professor Tretr during the Spring '11 term at Federal University of Technology.

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