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Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS, 3rd Edition by Michael D. Kennedy

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Thoughts on Different Types of Products

A major reason to have a GIS is to either:

  • provide new information or
  • provide information in new forms.

The obvious sort of information that comes from a GIS is in graphic form: the map. However, there are many other ways to convey information about the environment—some more attuned to the style of the decision maker than the casual user.

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