The Northern Ireland geographic information system
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Brand, M.J.D. 'Symposium on geographic information systems: The Northern Ireland geographic information system'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXVI No. 3, 1990/1991, pp273-279
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The aim of this short paper is to give an introduction to and an overview of the current state of GIS in Northern Ireland. The paper starts with an attempt to give a definition of GIS; this is followed by an overview of both public sector and academic developments in GIS. The paper then concentrates on NIGIS (the Northern Ireland GIS) which is being developed as a single, distributed but fully integrated GIS for Northern Ireland. It is providing the means, on a country-wide scale, by which the varied spatially referenced data holdings of Government Departments and public utilities can be linked and fully exploited for the benefit of the entire Northern Ireland community.
Description:Read before the Society, 14 February 1991
Author: Brand, M.J.D.
Other Titles:Symposium on Geographic Information Systems
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXVI No. 3 1990/1991
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