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Wiki.GIS.com is an encyclopedia dedicated to geographic information systems (GIS).

This repository incorporates contributions from the GIS community for the benefit of GIS professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in GIS. The wiki contains informative articles about GIS concepts, new technologies, products, people, and organizations.

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Education

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A Geographic Information System (GIS) can be used effectively throughout several levels of formal and informal education. Robert Tinker, an educational researcher focused on using technology to teach math and science, advocated using GIS software to link students to global effects and concerns. Practitioners use GIS in academic instruction, educational administration, and in forming education policies. Use occurs at all levels beginning in primary and secondary grades, continuing to university level courses, throughout lifelong learning activities. GIS education occurs in both formal and informal learning settings. Students learn to use GIS in after-school programs, at 4-H clubs, as Girl- or Boy Scouts, and elsewhere. In more formal settings GIS is taught in schools, at technical colleges, universities, libraries, museums, arboreta, and other educational institutions. Teaching with GIS is emphasized at the elementary and secondary level where GIS is increasingly used to teach concepts and ... more

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System Design Strategies

System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.

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Test your knowledge of GIS

What is the study of cultural products and norms and their variations across and relations to spaces and places?

  1. Cultural geography
  2. Cultural index
  3. Cultural literacy

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