Geographic information system (GIS)

Geographic information system (GIS)

Geographic information system (GIS) is a term used to describe a  computer-based system for storing, manipulating, and analyzing data associated with particular geographic locations. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has developed into one of the most important and widely used applications for the last twenty years. From almost all fields of academic profession and science to everyday smartphone mobile applications for you and me. Environmental data capturing of natural resources, urban and regional planners, and civil engineers. Spatial decision support system are now in use several industries and m are now used in several industries and numerous applications, from environmental, marketing, business uses to Health Care Management.

GIS and textile industry

GIS applications to provide systems for transparency in the Textile Industry is needed (mapping where fibres, chemicals, labels, dyes and sewing of garments, manufacturing, safety regulations, labour rights is one key element that could provide better overview and control for environmental organisations, brands, consumers, and government. Commercially GIS application for retail management and consumers are in use, however, yet no systems have fully understood the potential from a marketing-sales perspective.

Key applications

  • Planning
  • Forestry Management and Conservation
  • Water Resources Management
  • Environmental Hazards Management
  • Marketing Information System
  • Health Care Management
  • Urban Construction
  • Traffic Management
  • Agriculture and Land Use

Signal jamming

The GPS satellites and compasses are in medium Earth orbit, this makes it vulnerable since received signals are very weak. These signals are easily overcome by radio frequency interference (RFI) from terrestrial sources. Not all people like to be controlled and jamming devices and solutions were explored from system design, terminal applications, and other broader aspects from the beginning. Mainly personal privacy devices (PPDs), have become an important issue, these devices are small and cheap can be plug into the electrical system such as cigarette lighter sockets in a car. PPDs are designed to jam or mask GPS (GNSS) receiver or navigators that report, through other means, the position of the host vehicle when the user does not want position known. These devices are not allowed U.S,  yet can be bought on the Internet.

  • Global Navigation Satellite’s System. Published by The National Academic Press 2012
  • Geographic Systems: Applications in Natural Resources Management (second edition) edited by Michael G. Wing and Pete Bettinger. Published by Oxford University Press 2008
  • Application of Geographic Information Systems  Edited by Bhuiyan Monwar Alam. Published by 2012 InTech



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