Raster Database vs. Vector Database

Read both sides of this long going argument and decide for yourself which database is better! Raster databases are visually more attractive because they are simple and organized. They are faster in performing operations such as overlaying or creating buffers. They employ the use of pixel processing. All these benefits come at a heavy price…

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The History and Development of GIS

Are you interested in Geographic information systems? If so, you’ll be surprised to know they are considered among the most fascinating technological developments of modern times. What Is GIS? The term GIS refers to both devices and software that help people carry out searches and analysis based on geographical locations and distances. This is usually…

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GIS and Socio-Economic Data

Introduction Socio economic data deals with humans, their activities, the room and formation required to carry out those activities. Socio economic data or census data enables mapping in GIS. Fig 1 below shows the types of socio economic data: Fig. 1: Socio Economic Data   Socio economic data comprises of the following: Vital Data (Demographics):…

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Sampling Data with GIS

Introduction In today’s era of computers and technology, almost everything in this world needs to go through a digital conversion process to work smoothly. The sounds and voices around us act as signals that are analog in nature. These analog signals are then converted to digital form in order to be processed in computers. The…

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What are the applications of GIS?

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What are the applications of GIS? They’re as wide and varied as your imagination! One of the best ways to imagine the possibilities is to think of the ways you use internet mapping such as google. Applications can be as simple as viewing a map or querying it for directions to a café. Natural resource…

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Getting Started with GIS

Now that you have learned all there is to know about how a GIS works, the real fun begins! When beginning a project there are four things you need to know: Purpose for building the project The project should be defined in its objectives and outreach. For example, if you’re building a school then you…

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GIS Software – How It Works

The advances in modern mapping technology are exciting to say the least. GIS is now going where no mapping system has ever gone before. Remember the old paper maps we used just a short time ago to find directions? Well those days are LONG gone. The Way GIS Software Works GIS stands for geographic information…

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GIS Analysts – The Cold, Hard Truth

Employment opportunities for a GIS Analyst have continued to expand, year over year. With most of the major land planning now being done with the help of automated systems and computer technology, the scope of the careers being offered in this specialization has widened significantly.

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GIS & Economic Development

Are you aware of the fact that GIS models play a significant role in economic development? Geographical information systems have been playing a great role in recording and presenting ecological and global geographical data that helps government and private professionals to make better decisions regarding the cities. This post will help you understand why GIS…

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GIS and Weather Maps

When you want to know what the weather is going to be like on the weekend, where do you look? You probably use an internet website to look up the forecast and that website might use GIS technology to forecast the weather. Weather tracking and forecasting that uses GIS technology is highly sophisticated and accurate…

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