The technological setting of GIS

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The development of GIS has been driven at least in part by technology, particularly the specific technology required to support spatial and graphic applications in computing. This chapter reviews the degree to which technology has constrained or driven GIS, and looks at prospects for the future given likely trends in the computing industry. GIS is becoming less dependent on technology as factors such as data volumes and the need for trained staff become more critical. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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