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Geographic Informational Systems (GIS)

  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The utility of geographic information systems (GIS) for visualizing geographic space on both local and global levels is unquestioned. In the last decades of the 20th century, researchers in the geosciences, oceanography, and disaster preparedness developed computer mapping as a ...

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