Geoinformatics


Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics is a science which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geosciences and related branches of engineering. Geoinformatics combines geospatial analysis and modeling, development of geospatial databases, information systems design, human-computer interaction and both wired and wireless networking technologies.

Geoinformatic technologies include geographic information systems, spatial decision support systems, global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing. Geoinformatics uses geocomputation for analyzing geoinformation.

Geoinformatics tools include:
*An object-relational database (ORD) or object-relational database management system (ORDBMS)
*Object-relational mapping (or O/RM)
*Geostatistics

Applications

Many fields benefit from geoinformatics, including the development of in-car navigation systems, automatic vehicle location systems, transportation planning and engineering, environmental modeling and analysis, urban planning, telecommunications, agriculture and public health.

External links

* [http://geoinformatics.sdsc.edu/gsa_division/ Geoinformatics Section, Geological Society of America]
* [http://www.ceg.ncl.ac.uk/research/geomatics/geoinformatics/geoinformatics.htm Geoinformatics Research Group]
* [http://paces.geo.utep.edu/research/geoinformatics/geoinformatics_explained_brief.shtml What is Geoinformatics?]
* [http://www.aaas.org/spp/rcp/sdconf/goodchld.htm National Science Priorities in Geoinformatics, Michael F. Goodchild]


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