Title

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

RIS ID

131059

Publication Details

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

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.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48657-4_149-2