Automated Metadata Interpretation to Assist in the Use of Unfamiliar Gis Data Sources
Geography is by its nature interdisciplinary, and almost any geographic task involves the integration of a wide variety of information about the world. The primary advantage of geographic information systems (GIS) over other methods of analysis has been their ability to overlay various types of geographic information visually; however, the primary drawback of GIS has been the difficulty of collecting the necessary data before one can do anything interesting. Because obtaining data directly from the field usually requires considerable time and financial resources, one would prefer to obtain existing data from another source if possible.
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