Unformatted text preview: o these connections are often unrecognized without GIS, but can be vital to understanding and managing activities and resources o e.g. we can link toxic waste records with school locations through geographic proximity • GIS allows access to administrative records - property ownership, tax files, utility cables and pipes - via their geographical positions Why is GIS so hot? • high level of interest in new developments in computing • GIS gives a "high tech" feel to geographic information • maps are fascinating and so are maps in computers • there is increasing interest in geography and geographic education • GIS is an important tool in understanding and managing the environment...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course GEB 1011 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.
- Fall '08