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This page provides an overview of 6 articles related to 'gis', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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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Book Review: University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a collection of essays that examine the transformation of academic libraries as they become part of digital learning environments.

March 2012, issue68, review

Data Science Professionals: A Global Community of Sharing

Sylvie Lafortune reports on the 37th annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), held over 30 May – 3 June 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Book Review: The Expert Library

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book taking a hard look at academic libraries, how they are being redefined and what skills will be required of the staff who will move them forward.

July 2011, issue67, review

Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?

April 2009, issue59, review

Book Review: Integrating Geographic Information Systems Into Library Services

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a much needed work on offering GIS services in libraries.

January 2009, issue58, review

Book Reviews: Digital Information and Knowledge Management, and Print Vs. Digital

Sylvie Lafortune looks at two books edited by Sul H. Lee dealing with the impact of digital information on libraries, librarianship, information providers and library users.

January 2008, issue54, review

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