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Vocabulary Term Details

Geographical information systems

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographical_Information_Systems)

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data. The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographical information science or geospatial information studies to refer to the academic discipline or career of working with geographic information systems and is a large domain within the broader academic discipline of Geoinformatics. In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and computer science technology. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Information systems
N/AGlobal positioning systems

This term is used for the following terms: 
GIS

Approved Date
09-Aug-2013

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