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Fundamentals of Mapping and GIS

The Resource

Knowing some of the fundamentals of mapping and GIS will help you use geospatial technology effectively and appropriately. This introductory chapter of the VCGI Intro to GIS and GPS training manual covers the fundamentals without going into too much detail.

The Technology

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is digital mapping and analysis of geospatial data. GIS powers both online mapping and desktop mapping software.

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Fundamentals of Mapping and GIS


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Leslie Pelch

Leslie Pelch is the Outreach Coordinator at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information. More info

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