Fundamentals of GIS

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


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.


Geographic Information System Geospatial Data Geographic Information System Software Spatial Data Infrastructure Geographic Information System Database 
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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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