Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Evaluating geographic information systems technology

January 1, 1989

Computerized geographic information systems (GISs) are emerging as the spatial data handling tools of choice for solving complex geographical problems. However, few guidelines exist for assisting potential users in identifying suitable hardware and software. A process to be followed in evaluating the merits of GIS technology is presented. Related standards and guidelines, software functions, hardware components, and benchmarking are discussed. By making users aware of all aspects of adopting GIS technology, they can decide if GIS is an appropriate tool for their application and, if so, which GIS should be used.

Publication Year 1989
Title Evaluating geographic information systems technology
Authors Stephen C. Guptill
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Index ID 70016026
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse