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GIS : Introduction

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a cross-disciplinary tool for viewing and analyzing information with a spatial component. Working with superimposed maps and data in GIS brings a new perspective to fields including marketing, health and emergency services, agriculture, archaeology, environmental science, energy and more. Described by Esria GIS software company, in the resource page What is GIS?, "GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions". (Source: Esri, What is GIS?http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis/) 

 

GIS at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

GIS is used by several disciplines at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University such as Urban Planning and Design, Civil Engineering, Architecture and Design, Environment Science, Business School and so on. GIS has the potential to be used by many more disciplines , any research that contains a spatial element is a potential GIS application area. Besides that, GIS is used for many purposes that range from calculating space, analyzing spatial relationships, patterns or trends, to cartography, visualization, and site management.

Introduction to This Guide

Welcome to the Library Guide for Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  This Guide will give you some information about GIS such as software, virtual learning resources, useful websites, etc. 

Rawat, P. and Sandusky, S. (2020). Analytics and Data Visualization for COVID-19 Intelligence. Avaliable at: https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/insights/analytics/analytics-and-data-visualization-for-covid-19-intelligence/

Song, J.*; Huang, B., Joon, S. K., Wen, J. H. & Li, R. (2020). Fine-scale Mapping of an Evidence-based Heat Health Risk Index for High-density Cities: Hong Kong as a Case Study. Science of the Total Environment. 718.

Song, J.*; Huang, B., Joon, S. K., Wen, J. H. & Li, R. (2020). Fine-scale Mapping of an Evidence-based Heat Health Risk Index for High-density Cities: Hong Kong as a Case Study. Science of the Total Environment. 718.

Song, J.*; Huang, B., Joon, S. K., Wen, J. H. & Li, R. (2020). Fine-scale Mapping of an Evidence-based Heat Health Risk Index for High-density Cities: Hong Kong as a Case Study. Science of the Total Environment. 718.