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A geographic information system (GIS), geographical information system, or geospatial information system is a system that captures, stores, analyzes, manages and presents data with reference to geographic location data. In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis and database technology. GIS may be used in archaeology, geography, cartography, remote sensing, land surveying, public utility management, natural resource management, precision agriculture, photogrammetry, urban planning, emergency management, landscape architecture, navigation, aerial video and localized search engines. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Geographic information system)

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Metadata related to 'gis' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'gis': 76 (4.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'gis' across all Ariadne articles: 70
  • Average number of references to 'gis' per Ariadne article: 0.92
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'gis': 1996-05
  • Trending factor of 'gis': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'gis':

  1. sylvie lafortune (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. conrad taylor (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. mark easterby-smith (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. kathryn fahy (see articles on this topic by this author)

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A National Archive of Datasets

Jeffrey Darlington describes how structured datasets produced by UK Government departments and agencies are being archived and made available to users.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

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