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What is gis

  1. 1. GIS FOR BEGINNERS Ray C. Sizemore
  2. 2. WHAT IS GIS?
  3. 3. HISTORY OF GIS • Maps • Thematic or Layer Mapping
  4. 4. Professions that use GIS • • • • • Business Natural Resources Government Utility Organizations Others
  5. 5. Software Companies for GIS
  6. 6. ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute “ARC” Trademark ArcMap ArcBusiness ArcNetwork ArcGlobe ArcScene ………….
  7. 7. WTH (Where Technology Happens) MapInfo - Pitney Bowes Software Maptitude – Caliper Software
  8. 8. Types of Feature Classes • Shapefiles • Geodatabase • SDE(Spatial Database Engine) – Multi User
  9. 9. DBMS Database Management System MySQL MariaDB PostgreSQL Access SQLite Microsoft SQL Server SAP Oracle dBase FoxPro
  10. 10. DBMS in Feature Classes Shapefiles – Dbase Geodatabase Feature Class – Access SDE Feature Class – Microsoft SQL Server IBM DB2 Oracle
  11. 11. Cloud Computing
  12. 12. Some Commercial Cloud Offerings
  13. 13. What is Cloud Computing? • Shared pool of configurable computing resources • On-demand network access • Provisioned by the Service Provider
  14. 14. Cost Savings (Example)
  15. 15. ArcGIS OnLine www.arcgisonline.com
  16. 16. Future of GIS

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