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Geographic Information Systems/Science: A Research Guide   Tags: archaeology, geog.050-fa12, geog.059-wi13, spatial_analysis, spatial_modelling  

This is a library resource guide for GIS. There are several departments on campus which use GIS. They include but are not limited to Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Biological Sciences and Economics.
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A Dictionary of Geography defines a Geographic Information System (GIS) as an integrated, spatial, data-handling programmes which will collect, store, and retrieve spatial data from the real world. They are powerful tools in decision-making, as they can incorporate coordinated data. GIS only contain selected data—the properties which investigators have considered relevant—so that many variables will not be fed into the systems. Miller ( 2007 Geog. Compass 1, 3) calls for a people-based GIS, built on classic time geography, calculating entities and relationships between transport networks, at high resolution and in virtual space. See C. P. Lo and A. Yeung ( 2007 ) on GIS and spatial problem-solving.

"geographic information systems"   A Dictionary of Geography. Susan Mayhew. Oxford University Press 2009 Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.  Dartmouth College.  2 December 2011  <>

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Encyclopedia of GIS - Shashi Shekhar & Hui Xiong, eds.
Call Number: Baker/Berry Ref. G 70.212 .E534 2008
ISBN: 0387359753

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Encyclopedia of geographic information science - Karen K. Kemp, ed.
Call Number: Baker/Berry Ref. G 70.212 .E53 2008
ISBN: 1412913136

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