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Geographic Information System

  • By: Margaret Leland Smith
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

At the most basic level, a geographic information system (GIS) is a collection of digital information about physical features and human activities or events that is linked to a spatial coordinate system and available for analysis. The information (or data) is ...

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