Addresses the data conversion issues involved in geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Written and edited by international authorities on GIS conversion, the handbook covers the subject from basic conversion issues and map digitizing to advanced data capture techniques.
AM/FM/GIS and Their Markets. GIS Data Conversion. Hardware Issues. GIS Data Sources. Land Base Data vs. Facilities Data. Data Conversion Methods. GIS Data Quality. GIS Database Design. Multiparticipant Databases. Outsourcing GIS Data Conversion. Impact of Emerging Technologies. Developing a GIS Data Conversion Plan. Glossary. Index.