Abstract

What is GIS? Many of the decisions we make every day involve being able to access, understand and utilise the space around us. This type of information is referred to as spatial information, and when visualised, we can see relationships, patterns, and trends that may not otherwise be apparent. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is mapping software that provides spatial information by linking locations with information about that location. It provides the functions and tools needed to efficiently capture, store, manipulate, analyse, and display the information about places and things. The key components of a GIS are: - Tools for entering and manipulating geographic information such as addresses, political boundaries, geological features and building information - A database management system (DBMS) - Tools that create intelligent digital maps you can analyse, query for more information, or print for presentation - An easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI)
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound East bound West bound South bound
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Date (publication)

2003

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nonGeographicDataset

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GA Publication
Abstract
risk assessment
Earth Sciences

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English

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ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

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1.1

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2008-09-08

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