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Understanding Earth

Understanding Earth
by Jack Dangermond, Matt Artz

Publisher: ESRI 2012
Number of pages: 35

Today, GIS has evolved into a crucial tool for science-based problem solving and decision making. GIS uses the power of information technology to examine geographic knowledge in ways that would be extremely time-consuming and expensive if done manually. The map metaphor remains the dominant medium for sharing our collective geographic intelligence, and widespread use of GIS technology is creating a revolution in how we understand our world and plan for the future.

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