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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): An arrangement of computer hardware, software, and geographic data that people interact with to integrate, analyze, and visualize the data; identify relationships, patterns, and trends; and find solutions to problems. The system is designed to capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display the geographic information. A GIS is typically used to represent maps as data layers that can be studied and used to perform analyses. (Source: Environmental Systems Research Institute, GIS Dictionary).

 

Remote Sensing: the science and art of obtaining information about an object, area or phenomenon through the analysis of data acquired by a device that is not in contact with the object, area or phenomenon under investigation (Source: Lillesand and Kiefer, "Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation").

 

General GIS & Remote Sensing (GIS & RS) services include data development, application development and project management.  The functional elements of a Geographic Information System are hardware, software, data, and the user, all of which must be integrated and of high quality for a successful application.

 

 

 

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Rochester, New York 14614
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Last Modified:  September 15, 2010