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    Future Innovations In GIS And The Challenges. Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system that allows capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analysing and displaying data which is spatially referenced to the earth (DoE, 1987). GIS is made up of two types of data, spatial data and attribute data. Spatial data refers to all types of data objects that represent geographical space; it allows locating anything in the world. Attribute data is the additional information about a spatial feature. GIS is a very powerful system that uses location to integrate and display information (Bodenharmer, Corrigan & Harris, 2010). Geographical data in the past was represented only on paper maps but nowadays it is mostly stored…

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    Remote sensing, aerial photography (Wear & Bolstad., 1998) and surveys are commonly used for obtaining vast amounts of data in computer format, and this can be seen as one of the benefits of GIS (Maguire., 1991). GIS has the ability to take these sources of data and manipulate it to become vital information. Also, the advantages of using remote sensing as a data source can depict the changes of land use by observing the current and archived remote sensed data (Mustafa et al.,…

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    TransCanada uses GIS for data management, mapping, geospatial analysis, and sharing the data through the company standard GIS web mapping application. Some of the technical specifications and standards for TransCanada is ensuring data integrity. It is one of TransCanada’s mission to provide quality geospatial products and services to Operations and Engineering. A set of quality standards and technical specification has been established in order to ensure the data meets the required accuracy for…

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    Modern Archeologists have a range of different non-intrusive archeological survey techniques available to them when locating and interpreting a site for excavation. These techniques prove useful in locating sites before any excavation is needed and can also assist during the excavation process. They help bring many mediums of data together to make a clear report of the archeological site and any finds that lead from that. The techniques include but are not limited to, looking at historic maps,…

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    As a new member of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, I have been assigned to do a GPS survey and a GIS analysis of the Kennedy Valley Trail (Sam Rayson Valley Trail) for the purpose of the development of the trail as there are no amenities in the trail. To get a general idea of how things are placed in a trail, I did a pre-survey on the trail west of Kennedy Rd. (Etobicoke Creek Trail) and found that it was quite undeveloped as well. Below is the data of how many light posts there…

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    I am currently a battalion level S-2 intelligence professional serving within a stryker brigade combat team. The current imagery needs of Soldiers at the tactical level are not being met with the current systems used by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). We have been working very closely with Digital globe and their EVWHS service and have found that their system is superior in every way to the NGA systems. The problem with other existing systems for obtaining imagery are…

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    us the temperature, Big Deal! Well yes, it is, they are using a climate map or political map or even a topographical map to show us the temperature. Imagine trying to explain that this region will be 65° on Tuesdays. How do we know where this region is without a map? He would have to say 50 mile out of to Denver to Pueblo is 65°. Which way is easier a map and saying this region, or the other way. Of course it better with maps. Maps are critical when trying to explain something. So that's say…

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    Some analysis such as SPSS and GA might be used as a part of analysis, but it only could meet the needs on certain aspects. Unfortunately, techniques of green space researches only been classified generally by the main method that has been used in one study. However, the majority of researches involved more than one analysis methods. Remote Sensing could provides specific satellite data and images for monitor or analysis, GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive…

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    Cmgt 445 Managerial Issues

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    Managerial Issues CMGT/445 Managing Information Systems When looking at information systems you are looking at what is really the backbone of the infrastructure and provide communication throughout the organization. Obviously with this kind of impact on the structure of the business managers face some very serious issues that must be addressed to adequately maintain the system. In the age of technology where we are at currently and its quickly getting worse…

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    Computer information system generates a system in organizations. It frequently termed Information Technology. Also, details organizations by knowing quite adequately how to improve the system. Promote the necessary system skills that encourage us. It is the best method to acquire knowledge of technology I collect from several career paths. Career paths that I continue taking computer information systems. Design systems solutions to maintain the organizational competence. Moreover, I ought to…

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