Geographic information, maps, and GIS

Wade Bishop, Anthony Grubesic

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to provide readers with an overview of the core components of geographic information (GI), a review of map functions, and an abbreviated history of geographic information systems (GIS). The origins of the map, map functions, and a discussion of place and space will provide a foundational understanding of important concepts for information professionals working with GI. This includes providing readers with a basic awareness of how maps serve as repositories for GI and its communication. Finally, a brief timeline of modern GIS is detailed, providing readers with a basic perspective on the emergence of these important tools and their role in shaping geographic information production and consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Geography
PublisherSpringer
Pages11-25
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Geography
ISSN (Print)2194-315X
ISSN (Electronic)2194-3168

Keywords

  • Geographic information system
  • Geographic information system
  • Geographic information system package
  • Global position system
  • National spatial data infrastructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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    Bishop, W., & Grubesic, A. (2016). Geographic information, maps, and GIS. In Springer Geography (pp. 11-25). (Springer Geography). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22789-4_2