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This book has been developed as a result of the INCO_COPERNICUS project No 977136, PANEL-GI-Pan European Link for Geographical information, promoted by the Association GISIG within its policy of innovation and technology transfer in GIS.

PANEL-GI has created a European Network constituted by EU and CEEC Organizations aimed at contributing to realize a full and integrated Pan European GI context and to foster or enable GI business.

The "PANEL-GI Compendium. A Guide to GI and GIS" has been designed as a reference book useful to have a vision of the key issues in Geographical information. It aims at supporting user's orientation in the field as well as stimulating business approaches and initiatives for the development of new projects and products. It is meant primarily for users (actual and potential) of GI and GIS, but also for managers in private business and decision makers in the public and private sectors.

The "Compendium" concentrates on issues that a user needs to know, such as the basic technical concepts and the organizational and business aspects of GIS. Although the book tries to avoid technical details, it nevertheless gives a short introduction about the ways GIS work. This knowledge should enable readers to communicate with technicians in different GIS and mainstream-IT organizations.

GIS is a multidisciplinary field, both in its origins and in its user community. For that reason the book is aimed at readers from all possible backgrounds: Spatial Information is everywhere.

Additional information

Authors: FRANK A.U, Technical University of Vienna (AT);RAUBAL M, Technical University of Vienna (AT);VAN DER VLUGT M (EDITORS), Technical University of Vienna (AT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR: 19630 EN (2000), pp141, Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from GISIG-Georgraphical Information Systems International Group. via Piacenza 54 16138 genova (IT) email: URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 3-901716-22-X
Record Number: 200013185 / Last updated on: 2001-03-20
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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