• Accuracy and Visualization 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation offers an overview of GIS database creation, focusing on reducing errors and visualizing data rather than stating it. It includes a list of common errors - overlay errors and transitional errors get the ...
  • Affine & Curvilinear Transformations 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    Coordinate transformations are required when you need to register different sets of coordinates for objects in the same area that may have come from maps of different (and sometimes unknown) projections. There are two ...
  • CAD versus GIS: Which is better for Automated Mapping? 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation looks at the difference between Computerized Aided Drafting (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies, and how they can work together within the same organization. CID systems automate ...
  • Coordinate Systems 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation offers an introduction to coordinate systems. Coordinates are used to identify locations on the earth's surface and are based on measurements of displacement from a given location. The number of significant ...
  • Data Discovery and the NSDI Framework Data Survey 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation provides background on the use of FGDC-style metadata for Clearinghouse Development, and provides managers and users with guidance on the use of the Clearinghouse to find spatial data. A Clearinghouse ...
  • Data Input 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    A need exists to have tools to transform spatial data of various types into digital format. Data input is a major bottleneck in application of GIS technology. The costs of input often consume 80% or more of project cost. ...
  • Data Source Evaluation 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation looks at different types of socio-economic data, including disaggregated Data (data about individuals or single entities) and aggregated data (data consisting of a group of observations with the grouping ...
  • Database Concepts 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentations highlights the advantages of using a database management systems approach to GIS. Database usage will lead to a reduction in data redundancy, as shared rather than independent databases will reduce the ...
  • Database Concepts 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    Very early attempts to build GIS began from scratch, using limited tools like operating systems & compiler. More recently, GIS have been built around existing database management systems (DBMS). Purchase or lease of the ...
  • Database Design 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation focuses on the design of GIS databases, starting with topographical structure. Database design is a scheme in which database goals are defined and database alternatives are laid out, analyzed, and an ...
  • Database Design 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    Database design is a scheme in which database goals are defined and database alternatives are laid out, analyzed, and an alternative is selected or recommended. It implies that goals are identified and set, and a structured ...
  • Designing Better Maps 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    The theory of the visual display of quantitative information consists of principles that generate design options and that guide choices among options. The principles should not be applied rigidly or in a peevish spirit; ...
  • Developing National Geospatial Data Standards 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation looks at a proposal for the formation of national standards for Geospatial data. It looks at duties and subcommittees of the Federal Geographic Data Committee, with specific focus on the Standards Working ...
  • Discovering Spatial Data: Use of the Clearinghouse 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation provides background on the use of FGDC-style metadata for Clearinghouse Development, and provides managers and users with guidance on the use of the Clearinghouse to find spatial data. A Clearinghouse ...
  • From GIS to Geo-Informatics 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    Geo-Informatics are the integration of: a)GIS - geographic information systems, b) Remote Sensing - satellite and aircraft, c)GPS - global positioning systems and d)Digital photogrammetry, all in the larger context of ...
  • Functional Requirement Study 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation looks at Functional Requirement Studies (FRS) for GIS. A FRS consists of five steps: 1)Identify Decisions, 2)Determine Information Products Needed, 3)Determine Frequencies, 4)Identify Data Sets Required, ...
  • GAP 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    Slideshow from a presentation containing schematic diagrams showing steps in the development of a generalized predicted vertebrate, amphibian, reptile, bird, or mammal distribution map for Gap Analysis.
  • GIS Introduction & Overview 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    GIS is the primary driver for its very own, ever greater, acceptability and use. Everyone likes maps and graphics and the computer makes it easier for you to visualize your data. GIS growth feeds on its own successes and ...
  • GIS Personnel Issues 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation runs through the people needed for creation and maintenance of a GIS. It includes positions, salary and compensation. The middle section looks at the impact that the GIS will have on those people, including ...
  • GIS Planning and Management 

    Haithcoat, Tim (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service, 1999)
    This presentation offers tips on planning and management of a GIS. To be functional, a project database should contain coverages that have the following characteristics: 1)Each coverage contains clean topology, 2) The ...