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Fundamentals of GIS

  • Joseph L. AwangeEmail author
  • John B. Kyalo Kiema
Chapter
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

Geographic Information System(GIS) is defined as a special type of information system that is used to input, store, retrieve, process, analyze and visualize geospatial data and information in order to support decision making, see e.g.,Aronoff (1989), Tomlinson (2007), Longley et al. (2005), Konecny (2003), Burrough (1986), Murai (1999) etc.

Keywords

Geographic Information System Geospatial Data Geographic Information System Software Spatial Data Infrastructure Geographic Information System Database 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spatial SciencesCurtin University of TechnologyPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.School of EnvironmentMaseno UniversityKisumuKenya
  5. 5.Geospatial and Space TechnologyUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya

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