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Geographic Information Systems

A guide for GIS beginners.


Territorial analysis by Danielle Masi

Welcome to the GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS Guide: An Introduction

This guide is meant to help you on your path to understanding GIS and related technology through recommended resources such a books, websites, and more.

Simply put, geographic information systems are computer systems that capture, analyze, and display geographical data of the Earth's surface.

Thanks, and enjoy!





Source: Daniele Masi. Territorial analysis assisted by GIS. Wikimedia Commons.


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