Geospatial Information Systems

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Geospatial Information Systems by Mind Map: Geospatial Information Systems

1. Introduction

1.1. What is Geospatial Information Systems?

1.2. characteristics of GIS

1.3. How does GIS work?

2. History of GIS

2.1. during 1960's

2.1.1. STOrage and RETrieval system (STORET)

2.1.2. SYnagraphic MAPping (SYMAP) system

2.1.3. Dual Independent Map Encoding system (DIME)

2.2. Early GIS Applications

2.3. Information Revolution

2.4. Decision making and GIS

3. Uses of GIS Software

3.1. Data creation

3.2. Geodatabases

3.3. Management and Analysis

3.4. Statistical

3.5. Vehicle navigation

3.6. Desktop Usage Patterns

3.7. Handheld & Wearable Usage Patterns Devices

4. Future of GIS software

4.1. A sharp increase in the quality and quantity of geospatial data

4.2. Location-aware computing

4.3. Databases and data mining

4.4. Human-computer interaction with geospatial information

5. Examples of GIS

5.1. Google Earth

5.2. MapQuest