Remixing El Presidio

May 29, 2008

GPS and GIS, a framework for geolocated information

Filed under: Uncategorized — cinzia @ 11:25 am
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We had an introductory workshop on new emerging technologies which help us in creating, analysing and managing geographic information. This was aimed at providing a general framework to better understand what we actually do when we take or create geolocated pictures.
GPS (Global Positioning System) is a system for providing precise location which is based on data transmitted from a constellation of 24 satellites. GIS (Geographic Information System) is a mapping system which combines positional data with descriptive information to form a layered map.

This wikipedia page is extremely rich and well done, is a good start for who’s interested in more GIS.

More links: GIS.com, FreeGIS, Open Geospatial Consortium

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