What�s all the fuss� by 5d8rBO

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									What’s all the fuss…
          Spatial Technologies
•   GIS - geographic information systems
•   Remote sensing - satellite and aircraft
•   GPS - global positioning systems
•   digital photogrammetry
•   IT - information technologies and
    computer systems
  Q: What is this?
                 Why GIS?
• Almost all information has a geographic
  component
• The 3 “W’s” of geography:
  – What is where?
     • “Geographic”? Or simply “spatial”?
  – Why is it there?
  – Why do I care?


            A: A tooth! Not all GIS has to be about land.
                Why GIS?
• GIS provides potential for
  – Visualization (2- and 3-D)
  – Communication
  – Analysis
              Visualize…
• Percentage of
  children ages
  5 to 17 out of
  1990
  population.
                 Communicate…



The City of San Jose’s
 on-line Planning and
     Permit page.
                                   Analyze…
   Priority Ranking


                 High Priority




Relative priority of
wetlands for
restoration and
conservation


                  Low Priority


           Minimum Riparian Corridor

								
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