- Mind the Gap
- Human Geographers and GIS Scientists did not work together until around 1980
- Human Geographers only saw the short comings of GIS and did not see any benefit to their field
- Human Geographers decided that GIS would be good for routing trucks for businesses but not for any social issues.
- At this point it was not accessible to everyone.
- GIS is marketed for enhancing understanding and increase peoples control over their lives.
- As non-profit groups started using GIS they began to make maps pertaining to political issues.
- Epistemology and Ontology in GIS
- Epistemology is the methods we use to study the world
- Ontology is what something really is
- Epistemology and Ontology work together to make GIS useful.
- Data Models
- Split maps into sections
- Basic Vector Data
- Basis of all maps
- Field Data Models
- Contain information about a whole area
- Object Data Models
- Show objects
- Each of these have their own benefits and weaknesses
I have been using GIS applications everyday without even knowing it. Not only do I use it by my GPS but I also use it to find places of interest that are around me. I use apps on my phone like:
These applications that I rely on daily use a set of maps that use layers to find nearby businesses that users can search.
Grapes are a crop that has seen a major increase in production and quality with information GIS maps have given producers. GIS have given grape farmers information regarding soil quality, soil composition, temperature ranges, elevation and other data that changes the quality of grape produced.
I am Alex Johnson and am a Geography major. I am the treasurer of the Chi Phi Fraternity and Director of Technology of OWU’s Campus Programming Board. I am from Bucyrus, Kansas and live on a farm with 4 horses, 3 cats, 2 cats, and a fish.