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By Shahab Fazal

It's a easy indisputable fact that every thing people do, do occurs at a definite place on the planet - it has a geographic part, even supposing we have a tendency to not give it some thought a lot. The electronic info revolution of the overdue 20th century has allowed this geographic details to be extra simply accessed, analyzed and used than ever earlier than. This ended in the advance of GIS as a self-discipline and emergence of GIS as a middle of electronic expertise. frequently, the self-discipline of Geography handled spatial description and research. Now within the period of multi-disciplinary strategy, scholars, researchers, pros from various disciplines locate their approach into the rising self-discipline of GIS making it well known. The swift enlargement and popularization of GIS signifies that now GIS is not only for the experts, yet for everybody, yet those GIS clients have various standards. there are many quantities of GIS studying fabric to be had within the kind of textbooks in addition to published on a variety of web content. those literatures generally are typically particularly complex and designed for experts whereas requisites of GIS novices are a little bit missed. the current ebook is an try and offer uncomplicated basics of GIS for novices. The ebook is unfold over twelve chapters supplying indepth causes of key techniques, concerns and themes that are effortless to keep on with and comprehend. It additionally comprises wide selection of powerful and explanatory diagrams, tables, containers and word list for extra informations on particular subject matters.

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Geographical Information Systems—Representing Geography 19 GIS can process data from a wide range of sources, including data obtained from maps, images of the Earth obtained from space satellites, video film of the Earth taken from lowflying aircraft, statistical data from published tables, photographs, data from computerassisted design (CAD) systems, and data obtained from archives by electronic transmission over the Internet and other networks. 12). Technically, a GIS organizes and exploits digital geographical data stored in databases.

It is not like a cartographic map in the head. It is not a unitary representation with a constant scale neither completely integrated. , landmarks, routes and regions. The pieces determined by physical, perceptual, or conceptual boundaries. , size). The cognitive maps have distortions, which tell us about properties of cognitive maps and correspondence to physical measurement for example, Sri Lanka is thought to be due south of India where as it is actually southeast or turns are remembered more like right angles and curved lines are often straightened.

Way-finding is planning and decision – making in response to non – local information, undertaken to reach goal. USING AND LEARNING MAPS The main purpose of cartographic maps is to communicate geographical information and support geographical problem-solving. Humans have the ability to quickly extract great amounts of information from spatial depictions (images) like pictures or graphs. Even non-spatial or non-perceivable information can be displayed this way (visualization or spatialization). Maps use convenient scales and viewing perspectives (we can perceive all from a single viewpoint).

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