geographic information system

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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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This data section of the survey refers to GIS data and GIS data maintenance (EC1 through EC4).
Start up costs typically include acquiring hardware and software, developing or acquiring framework GIS data, system integration, and assembling a small staff to operate and maintain the system.
GIS Data ReViewer provides tools for selecting and editing, performing spatial analysis, finding overlapping features, creating error tables, capturing and digitizing missing features, and making topology checks.
Information analysts and decision makers enjoy two major repositories of accessible, useful data: the Data Warehouse and the central GIS data repository.
David Arctur and Michael Zeiler's DESIGNING GEODATABASES: CASE STUDIES IN GIS DATA MODELING (158948021X, $39.95) both analyzes domain data models which represent commonly used GIS data sets, and analyzes them for commonalities in practical GIS database designs.
He has more than six years of experience as a GIS data analyst, instructor, database programmer and data specialist.
The Maps and GIS (geographic information systems) section of the site offers resources to help visitors customize their own Great Lakes map using GIS data (searchable by topic, region, or organization), online mapping tools, and a gallery of free downloadable maps.
"All companies and government agencies that collect GIS data are now able to easily publish in the high-performance and visually compelling Keyhole 3D environment," said John Hanke, Keyhole CEO.
* Increase productivity through unified access to enterprise content and GIS data.
Alternatively, investigators could use GIS data to store and search offender time lines like those prepared for suspected or known serial killers.
-- Support for a subset of GIS data types as proposed by the OpenGIS consortium, which can be used to do efficient searches in maps