Non-profit association created to help further promote the development of the Geomatics Industry in Nova Scotia, while making it competitive both domestically and internationally, and increasing its material contribution to the provinces economy.
Computer science provides a powerful tool that was virtually unknown three generations ago. Some of the classical fields of knowledge are geodesy (surveying), cartography, and geography. Electronics have revolutionized geodetic methods. Cartography has faced the dominance of the computer that results in simplified cartographic products. All three fields make use of basic components such as the Internet and databases. The Springer Handbook of Geographic Information is organized in three parts, Basics, Geographic Information and Applications. Some parts of the basics belong to the larger field of computer science. However, the reader gets a comprehensive view on geographic information because the topics selected from computer science have a close relation to geographic information.
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What is it like to be a Geographic Information Systems Specialist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Eric Bess talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in geographic information systems. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.