GIS Implementation on a Desktop Workstation

by Vladimir Belohlavek, Intera Kenting, Nepean, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


Geographic Information System (GIS) has now become an economically feasible reality. Technological progress allowed GIS capability at a very low cost. This progress greatly contributed to a tremendous growth of GIS technology and its wide acceptance. Only a few years ago government agencies and large organizations utilizing expensive mainframes were almost the exclusive users. Today GIS technology is affordable by any size of organization and is radically effecting practice of planning and decision making. This paper will describe Intera Kenting's experience with a low cost GIS implementation on an UNIX workstation.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Information systems | Information management | Systems management | Mapping | Benefit cost ratios | Organizations | Economic factors

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