Geographic Information Systems [chapter]

Paul Gray, Thomas A. Horan, James B. Pick
<span title="">2013</span> <i title="Springer US"> Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science </i> &nbsp;
This tutorial provides a foundation in GIS including its basic structure and concepts, and spatial analysis. Spatial Decision Support Systems are introduced, emphasizing one current model. The links of GIS to related technologies such as GPS, wireless, location-based technologies, and RFID are examined. The tutorial gives an overview of vertical-sector uses of GIS, and concentrates on a few examples in marketing and banking. GIS is a new field in business schools, and presents opportunities for
more &raquo; ... research. It is derivative from about 8 to 10 disciplines, some unfamiliar to most IS researchers. Several conceptual models and research methodologies are discussed.
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