General Concepts

Although it is not strictly necessary to know the theoretical foundation of all technology, it often helps when problems arise and also in providing guidance on how to use the technology in a sound and safe manner. Another key reason for studying the theoretical foundation of geospatial technology is that there are so many different apps and software out there that do more or less the same but in a different setting. Understanding the foundation of what the app is doing makes it much easier to change between different apps and software packages.

When using GeoSpatial technologies for more than just producing the simplest map, the most important part to understand is the geospatial data and how it represents reality.

Key topics:

The role of artificial intelligence in Geoinformatics

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Public Participation in GISys

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