A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

GIS - bringing the world in your palm!

Geographic information system (GIS) is a system for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing data and associated attributes which are spatially referenced to the earth. In the strictest sense, it is a computer system capable of integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing, and displaying geographically-referenced information. In a more generic sense, GIS is a tool that allows users to create interactive queries (user created searches), analyze the spatial information, edit data, maps, and present the results of all these operations. Geographic information science is the science underlying the geographic concepts, applications and systems, taught in degree and GIS Certificate programs at many universities.

(Courtesy: www.Wikipedia.com)
A sample hybrid map
Wikimapia - Its a good place in the net where you can find and locate different places that matters to you. I have successfully found the following places:

» Our Rented House in Bangalore
» My House in Agartala
» My School in Agartala (Shishu Bihar Higher Secondary School)
» My College in Nirjuli, Itanagar (NERIST) - possibly
» My PG College in Bangalore (IIPM)
» My Work Place (HP CCC)
» My Wife's (Maitri) work Place (Origin Call Center)


Just think, if this is the precision of GIS (Geographic information system) and Aerial Photography (a part of GIS), people can even one day get into your room when you are away or asleep and program your computer and do miracles!!

Even, you can check who's passing by your house and whether selling anything to your wife, when you are in a BOM meeting. WOW!! Sounds really great ... what do you think?


0 Thoughts on this post...:

  © Blogger templates ProBlogger Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP