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GIS & Cartography

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Define GIS & Cartography GIS - a special class of information systems that keep track not only of events, activities, and things, but also of where these events, activities, and things happen or exist.
What is geographic information? Geographic information is information that relates to, occurs in, is attached to, specific locations or places and/or that represents spatial relationships.
Or, geographic information is... a set of values or observations, each value or observation is identified by its location. Also known as spatial data.
A Map is... a symbolized image of geographical reality, representing selected features or characteristics, resulting from the creative effort of its author’s execution of choices, and is designed for use when spatial relationships are of primary relevance.
Cartography is... The art, science, and technology of making maps, together with their study as scientific documents and works of art.
What are the four generalization processes? Selection, Symbolization, Simplification, Classification.
Created by: noahstrobel