Quick Reference Card

GIS Quick Reference Card

This quick reference card was originally prepared for the 2006 ESRI User Conference. It has undergone several revisions since then. We received a lot of positive feedback and provide this now as a PDF for anyone using GIS. The card includes: Geographic Conversions from Minute/Second to Decimal Degree fractions Optional Distance Units (ArcGIS specific) Common
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Three Components of GIS

What is GIS?

There are as many definitions of geographic information systems (GIS) as there are GIS users. ESRI defines GIS as: An organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. Certain complex spatial operations are possible with a GIS
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