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    Author(s): Hawthorne L. Beyer; Jeff Jenness; Samuel A. Cushman
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Cushman, Samuel A.; Huettmann, Falk, eds. Spatial complexity, informatics, and wildlife conservation. New York: Springer. p. 245-253.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Spatial information systems (SIS) is a term that describes a wide diversity of concepts, techniques, and technologies related to the capture, management, display and analysis of spatial information. It encompasses technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, and relational database management systems (RDBMS), which were once relatively independent but increasingly have been merging into cohesive, integrated systems.

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    Beyer, Hawthorne L.; Jenness, Jeff; Cushman, Samuel A. 2010. Components of spatial information management in wildlife ecology: Software for statistical and modeling analysis [Chapter 14]. In: Cushman, Samuel A.; Huettmann, Falk, eds. Spatial complexity, informatics, and wildlife conservation. New York: Springer. p. 245-253.

    Keywords

    spatial information systems (SIS), wildlife ecology

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