Input of GIS Data

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


Precisely because of the expensive cost of GIS data capture and the fact that the procedures involved in this are also fairly time consuming, the sources for GIS data should always be carefully analyzed before selection in order to suit specific GIS application(s). There are many possible sources for GIS data available today. The criteria for assessing the most appropriate sources for GIS data include firstly, collecting only the necessary data and secondly, for cost effectiveness, accepting the minimum data quality that will get the specific GIS job to be successfully accomplished. Moreover, where geospatial data needs to be integrated, it is important that the various sources be critically examined for compatibility.


Digital Elevation Model Spatial Data Infrastructure Gray Tone Manual Digitize Vector Data Input 
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.


  1. Congalton R, Green K (2009) Assessing the accuracy of remotely sensed data: principles and practices. Taylor & Francis Group, Boca RatonGoogle Scholar
  2. Groot R, McLaughlin J (eds) (2000) Geospatial data infrastructure: concepts, cases and good practice. Oxford University Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar
  3. Murai S (1999) GIS work book: fundamental and technical courses vols 1–2. National Space Development Agency, New York.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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

Personalised recommendations