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Geographic Information System (GIS)

G.I.S is a pretty important factor on urban architectural designing, transport and logistics, environmental protection, real estate and military planing. It gives you the needed information in geographical, population, transportation which helps you achieve the project successfully. The founders of G.I.S can be considered the geographers and transport engineers from Washington University. G.I.S was being used selectively by professionals, but now the modern G.I.S software and their database are accessible by individual users. In the future G.I.S large potential technology created by satellite observations and remote sensing analysis is likely to become more concerned with developing domain in order to turn this amount of information into problem solving situations.

Reflection #7: GIS: Old Principles with New Capabilities

When reading the handout on geographic information system, I found that the section discussing the use of GIS during urban planning to be very interesting. GIS is an essential tool in sustainable development. This is especially true in urban areas where there is a steady increase in population. I think the practicality of GIS technology is vast and will continue to evolve as other forms of technology change. I like that there is a lot of positivity that comes from using GIS during urban planning. It allows developers to use empirical data to determine a healthy, optimum area to create cities. Because of this, the people who will move into these cities will have the opportunity to experience a higher quality of life as opposed to cities built on any type of land.

GIS as a tool for research

Geographical Informational System (GIS) as a tool for research is now an integral part for many institutions for analyzing and planning architecture, infrastructure, facilities, etc. especially for ensuring conformity to established policies and regulation; however, the GIS technologies available today are still not advanced enough to forecast accurately. The potential for improvements in planning and development of human and environmental interests are still adequate enough to continue to use and improve GIS capabilities and qualities. Also, enabling more user friendly apps will help to permit data to be more efficiently, effectively, and appropriately acquired and discriminated, so not only less than expert GIS users can have access and implementation to this incredible technological resource. The only major concerns now are in the ways that this publically accessible information will be used. Also, there needs to be a cost effective means for verification and confirmation of the accuracy, legitimacy, proper and ethical uses, etc. of the open source GIS technologies. GIS technologies may help in many ways but there are still more complexities and concerns involved/inherent within the use and improvement of GIS technologies. The work load still doesn’t become reduced, but the gain in quality of life and of the environment is priceless. GIS technology is worth the investment of reasonable resources, it is economically and environmentally profitable, and it is worth every effort thus far…