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👨‍🌾  Unit 5: Agriculture & Rural Land-Use

1.2 Geographic Data

#gps

#gis

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Sana Fatah

sana fatah

April 30, 2020


I bet you have a stack of roadmaps in your car that you use when you go on a road trip. Just kidding. You open up Google Maps on your phone . What are the geospatial technologies we have access to? 

  • Global Positioning System (GPS): used for navigation, provides your precise location in relation to surrounding areas and your destination

  • Remote sensing: satellites orbit Earth and send the data back to Earth

  • Geographic Information System (GIS): a computer system that stores information about locations in “layers”

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A layer represents a different piece of human or environmental information (such as cities, highways, landforms, fast food restaurants)

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