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A Primer on Maps:

…will introduce you to geographic information systems (GIS), a rapidly expanding technology that integrates computer maps and database management systems (DBMS) to facilitate various types of spatial analysis. … [Editor’s Note: see also Thomas Millette‘s…

GIS map used to evaluate zoning changes in a small town.

GIS & Planning

Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. Since planners were among the earliest adopters of GIS, there…

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M is for Maps

Thomas Millette‘s PCJ article, “GIS & Planning” (Fall 2008). The computer revolution of recent decades has allowed for the display of information in ways previously impossible. Geographic information systems are now in use in virtually…