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geographic information system (GIS)

A computer mapping program in which land characteristics and/or demographic information may be revealed and printed as color-coded overlays.

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As the enterprise geographic information system coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kinkade is a public health mapmaker, using public health surveillance data to create geographic illustrations of everything from disease outbreaks to cancer disparities and helping health officials successfully direct public health's oft-limited resources.
Estimating long-term average particulate air pollution concentrations: application of traffic indicators and geographic information systems.
Information "layering" is the essence of Geographic Information Systems.
The expectation of library patrons to get all of the information they need, including geographic information, accessible on their desktops has created challenges to map and Geographic Information System (GIS) libraries.
Geographic exposure modeling: a valuable extension of geographic information systems for use in environmental epidemiology.
More recently, this unique dataset has been analyzed by using geographic information systems (GIS).
Geographic information systems are considered one of the hottest technologies for the 21st century, Steve Standerfer said.
Typical users of these printer/plotters are in the industries utilizing computer-aided design; architectural, engineering and construction design; geographic information systems, such as surveying and mapping; and graphic arts, such as digital photo imaging and editing, sign-making, three dimensional renderings and presentation graphics.
TechNavio's analyst says, The Chinese government continues to be the biggest driver for the geographic information systems technology in the country.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services in academic libraries tend to differ, based on availability of GIS data, software, hardware, and staff expertise.
Geographic information systems combined with methods of spatial analysis provide powerful new tools for understanding the epidemiology of diseases and for improving disease prevention and control.
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