Microcomputer Implementation of Geographic Information Systems

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by Robert N. Eli, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, WV, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract: With the more recent development of high performance microcomputers, efforts have been made to adapt. Information Systems (GIS) software to microcomputers for application to a wide variety of Civil Engineering problems. Little problem has been encountered in fitting the software component of these systems, however, file handling limitations are requiring innovative changes in the way spatial data is stored and retrieved. Limited memory size and magnetic media storage have driven the development of data compression and segmentation techniques that will have beneficial effects in the development of both mainframe and microcomputer GIS.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Geographic information systems | Spatial data | Data processing | Computers | Computer software | Mapping |

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