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Encyclopedia > Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics is a science which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geosciences and related branches of engineering. For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... Information Science or Informatics is the science of information. ... Earth science (also known as geoscience or the geosciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. ... Engineering is the application of science to the needs of humanity. ...


The three main tasks of geoinformatics are:

  • development and management of databases of geodata
  • analysis and modeling of geodata
  • development and integration of computer tools and software for the first two tasks.

Geoinformatics is related to geocomputation and to the development and use of geographic information systems. A database is a collection of information stored in a computer in a systematic way, such that a computer program can consult it to answer questions. ... Geoinformation is a shorter name of Geographic Information. ... Geoinformation is a shorter name of Geographic Information. ... A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for managing spatial data and associated attributes. ...


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Center for International Earth Science Information Network (3594 words)
Assessment and Monitoring of Land Use/Land Cover Change in Southeast Asia, presented at the 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, 6-8 October 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics for Environmental Agreements and Assessments, presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 2 March 2001, New York, NY.
Measuring Environmental Sustainability, presented at the 2001 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, 6-8 October 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Images of early maps on the web: 12a. Continental Europe (9498 words)
1:400,000, covering selected provinces of the Empire - Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics) {December, 2004}
Austria-Hungary see also separately under Austria and Hungary below
- Jan Dušek, Geoinformatics Laboratory, University of J.E.Purkyne) {March, 2005}
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