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Geospatial Information and GIS: Background and Issues $59.00
Editors: Sean C. Dallon
Book Description:
Geospatial information is data referenced to a place (a set of geographic coordinates) which can often be gathered, manipulated, and displayed in real time. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information. In recent years consumer demands have skyrocketed for geospatial information tools like GIS to manipulate and display geospatial information. The federal government and policy makers increasingly use geospatial information and tools like GIS for producing floodplain maps, conducting Census, mapping foreclosures, and responding to natural hazards such as wildfires and hurricanes. This book provides an overview on geospatial data and GIS and discusses issues that may be of interest to Congress.
(Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Geospatial Information and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Current Issues and Future Challenges, pp. 1-34
(Peter Folger)

Issues Regarding a National Land Parcel Database, pp. 35-51
(Peter Folger)

The Changing Geospatial Landscape, pp. 53-77
(National Geospatial Advisory Committee)

The National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, pp. 79-83
(U.S. Geological Survey)

Web-Based Geospatial Tools to Address Hazard Mitigation, Natural Resource Management, and other Societal Issues, pp. 85-92
(U.S. Geological Survey)

Index

   Series:
      Earth Sciences in the 21st Century
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-61671-532-0
   Status: AV
  
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