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

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Geotagging

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Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as photographs, video, websites, or RSS feeds and is a form of geospatial metadata. These data usually consist of latitude and longitude coordinates, though they can also include altitude, bearing, accuracy data, and place names. Geotagging can help users find a wide variety of location-specific information. For instance, one can find images taken near a given location by entering latitude and longitude coordinates into a Geotagging-enabled image search engine. Geotagging-enabled information services can also potentially be used to find location-based news, websites, or other resources. Less commonly, this process has been called geocoding a term that more often refers to the process of taking non-coordinate based geographical identifiers, such as a street address, and finding associated geographic coordinates, or to the use of a camera that inserts the coordinates when making the picture, for example using its built-in GPS receiver. ... 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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Event: Esri Petroleum GIS Conference
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 4/8/2015

Event: Esri Petroleum GIS Conference
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 4/8/2015

Event: Esri Petroleum GIS Conference
Location: Houston, TX
Date: 4/8/2015

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GIS Trivia

Test your knowledge of GIS

In geography the __________________ of any place on Earth is the point on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it.

  1. Antipodes
  2. Earth Point
  3. Autocorrelation

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