Information Systems Education Conference
ISECON Proceedings

2012 ISECON Proceedings
New Orleans LA

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Workshop Presentation

Geographic Information Systems: A Hands on Introduction

Dan . Farkas
Pace University

Objectives
Information Systems involve the application of computing to the problems of organizations. Geographic Information Systems are characterized by spatial objects that have locations (e.g. addresses, landmarks, geopolitical boundaries, etc.) and data associated with them (e.g. demographic information, value, etc.). GIS systems, emerging applications and research involves solving problems which ask IS related questions about geospatial information and are applied in many situations including Security, Customer Analysis, Market Analysis, Site Selection, etc. Technology impacts include databases, data mining, project management, network and web development analysis and performance. This workshop will give a hands-on overview of GIS using a variety of freely available tools and web-based datasets to give participants the knowledge needed to understand the geospatial research potential and get started developing their own applications. Participants with laptops will create their own GIS application. This workshop complements the new formed special interest group, SIGGIS. TOPICS/OUTLINE 1. Overview of GIS Concepts 2. GIS Databases and Sources 3. Spatial Analysis 4. GIS and the Web

Targeted Attendees
IS Educators, researchers

Recommended Citation: Farkas, D. .., (2012). The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.29 n.2055, New Orleans, LA.