May 24, 2010 – Seattle, WA – As mapping technology progresses, more and more people are gaining the capability to work with geospatial data. To help everyday people make better use of this data, Depiction, Inc. today released the free whitepaper "GIS 101: Understanding Concepts and Terms," outlining some very basic ideas and terminology used in the field of geographic information systems (GIS).
"Before inexpensive word processing software, the only people who needed to worry about things like ‘fonts’ and ‘margins’ were the experts," said Depiction, Inc. president Richard Smith, primary author of the whitepaper. "And today, understanding concepts like latitude and longitude, or vector data versus raster data is important for more than just GIS experts. We hope that ‘GIS 101’ will be valuable to the many non-experts who are finding the increasing amount of publicly available GIS data important to their decision-making processes and responsibilities."
To download the free whitepaper, visit http://www.depiction.com/newsletter and register for the Depiction Newsletter.
Depiction, Inc. makes Depiction mapping, simulation and collaboration software, which brings expert level GIS, modeling and other tools to everyday users around the world. Depiction 1.3 can be purchased risk-free and downloaded for just $199 at www.depiction.com, and requires no subscription or maintenance agreement. Volume discounts and discounts for volunteers are available.