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ALSO CALLED: GPS Software, Geographic Information Systems Software, Mapping Software, Spatial Information Management Software, Digital Mapping Software, Geospatial Information Management Software
DEFINITION: A GIS (geographic information system) enables you to envision the geographic aspects of a body of data. Basically, it lets you query or analyze a database and receive the results in the form of some kind of map. Since many kinds of data have important geographic aspects, a GIS can have many uses: weather forecasting, sales analysis, population forecasting, and land use planning, to name a few. In  … 
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Taking a COTS-Based Approach to Implementing Enterprise GIS
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative white paper to learn more about ArcGIS® 10, an innovative geographic information system (GIS) technology.
Posted: 11 Oct 2011 | Published: 06 Oct 2011

Esri

GIS in the Cloud:  The New age of cloud computing and Geographic information systems
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the technology and architecture that cloud service and deployment models offer and key areas of research and development for geographic information system (GIS) technology.
Posted: 26 Sep 2011 | Published: 26 Sep 2011

Esri

GIS in the Cloud - The Esri Example
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: As the use of cloud computing continues to grow, nearly every organization is developing ways to use this new technology. This white paper discusses and provide examples on how users of geographic information system (GIS) technology could and should benefit from cloud computing. Read more to find out how.
Posted: 09 Feb 2011 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

Esri

Business-strength Geocoding: Ten requirements for more cost-efficient and effective business decisions
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
WHITE PAPER: Geocoding determines location by linking longitude and latitude coordinates with street address data. By identifying your best customers’ location and defining how to reach them most effectively you possess the ultimate decision making tool. Utilize the power of location intelligence to know the location of your customers, partners and competitors.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

Pitney Bowes Business Insight

ArcGIS® Server and Virtualization
sponsored by Esri
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is becoming a standard IT practice. It is becoming more popular among ArcGIS customers as well. ESRI uses virtualization technologies for the development, QA and certification processes of ArcGIS Server. This paper provides an overview of virtualization and addresses some common questions regarding ArcGIS Server and virtualization.
Posted: 14 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

Esri
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GIS SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  a GIS, geographic information is described explicitly in terms of geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude or some national grid coordinates) or implicitly in terms of a street address, postal code, or forest stand identifier. A geographic information system contains the ability to translate implicit geographic data (such as a street address) into an explicit map location. GIS developers sometimes obtain the map data from public sources or companies that specialize in collecting and organizing geographic information. The process of converting implicit geographic data into explicit or … 

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