More on geographic information Carves out its own area of interest on the

More on geographic information carves out its own

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information. Carves out its own area of interest on the earth’s surfaceData: consistent of numbers, test, or symbolsDatabase: where data are stored, assembled, queried, and analyzedInformation: can be defined as 1) synonymous with data or 2) mostly defined as anything that can be digitized or represented in digital form, but serves some purposeWhat is GIS?oDefined as a computer-based system that is designed and used to collect, store, analyze, manage, and display spatially geo-referenced data and their attributes. oKey component is its ability to analyze spatial dataoAnswers the questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how?Components of GIS:oPeopleoHardware (computer, printer, scanner, etc.)oData (GPS location data, topographic map, DEM, remotely sensed data, etc.)oSoftware (ArcGIS, ERDAS, etc.)oMethodsWhy does GIS matter?oThings happen somewhereoKnowing where those things happenoScale or level of geographic detailoBridging the gap between sciences and solving real world problems
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  • Fall '18
  • Geography, Geographic information system, geographic terms

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