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Introduction to GIS

WHAT IS GIS A GIS is most often packaged as computer software which combines various tools to manipulate data and visual assets into an interactive geographic experience. Popular GIS software includes: ArcGIS  Grass  QGIS  Kalypso  The most popular system for everyday use is Google Maps. This is a typical GIS in that the user can view satellite overlays, use search terms to query the database (e.g., “restaurant”) and filter the results using a specific search radius (e.g., within a ZIP code). HOW GIS WORKS GIS software performs to its...

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