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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Chapter


Abstract


  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computerized spatial decision-making tools that work with place-based information and allow users to display, manage, and analyze geographic data. Since coastal features typically show distinct spatial patterning, coastal managers and scientists have incorporated this technology from its beginnings. However, coastal data often represent dynamic, multidimensional systems that present problems to this historically land-based technology.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Boeser, S. M. & Hamylton, S. M. (2018). Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In C. W. Finkl & C. Makowski (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Coastal Science (pp. 1-5). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2017

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319486574

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/28

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland

Abstract


  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computerized spatial decision-making tools that work with place-based information and allow users to display, manage, and analyze geographic data. Since coastal features typically show distinct spatial patterning, coastal managers and scientists have incorporated this technology from its beginnings. However, coastal data often represent dynamic, multidimensional systems that present problems to this historically land-based technology.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Boeser, S. M. & Hamylton, S. M. (2018). Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In C. W. Finkl & C. Makowski (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Coastal Science (pp. 1-5). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2017

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319486574

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/28

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland