GIS and Environmental Science

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GIS and
Environmental
Science
By Richard Spaulding
What is GIS ?
• Geographical Information Systems is a computer
program used for capturing, storing, checking,
integrating, manipulating, analyzing and displaying
data related to positions on the Earth's surface.
• GIS can be a powerful tool for developing solutions
for Environmental and certain health issues.
Department of Soil Science, NC
State university
• Durango, Mexico- GIS used to determine youth
fluorosis risk.
(Ortiz & al, 1998).
Current way
• http://www.actionpa.org/fluoride/map/
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