Geographic Information Systems and Mapping
Maps will be used for navigation by Jim Fallows at 2000 feet. This will enable him to locate various places in the community as well as the easiest ways of accessing them. Using a map, he will be able to analyze different geographic information in order to make appropriate decisions. It is apparent that several fields benefits from new mapping technologies including ecology, sociology, geo-journalism, cartography and geology.
Before the modern computers were invented, mainframe computers were used by map experts to analyze and synthesize digital bits in geography after which they were modeled to produce maps. Plastic overlizer was also used to interpret and synthesize landscape processes including steep slopes and other aspects of geography. This made viewing patterns and their relationships easier making it possible to have a landscape’s picture.
Nevertheless, geographic information has newer systems or generations. These have made locating and viewing information of certain locations as well as sharing information that is stored in the online libraries possible. Hence, a geo-spatial-enabled globe has been created where organization of information is based on maps’ space. These web-based systems enhanced accountability in Obamacare program. They also made zooming into certain locations possible. The systems allow people in some cases to visualize language in order to enhance their global picture. Over the recent past, some real-time measurements that are generated by moving devices on the web have also been used especially in the traffic maps during navigation.
According to Jack Dangermond, GeoDesign refers to the act of designing alternatives with the knowledge of the consequences that the design alternatives have while modeling information on real-time basis in order to make long term decisions of a specific landscape aspect’s location such as mines’ location.