A Gentle Introduction to GIS
by T. Sutton, O. Dassau, M. Sutton
Number of pages: 113
GIS is becoming an increasingly important tool in environmental management, retail, military, police, tourism and many other spheres of our daily lives. If you use a computer or a cell phone, you have probably already used a GIS in some form without even realizing it. Maybe it was a map on a web site, Google Earth, an information booth or your cell phone telling you where you are.
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