Geoinformatics is a science which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, geosciences and related branches of engineering. Geoinformatics combines geospatial analysis and modeling, development of geospatial databases, information systems design, human-computer interaction and both wired and wireless networking technologies.
Geoinformatic technologies include geographic information systems, spatial decision support systems, global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing. Geoinformatics uses geocomputation for analyzing geoinformation.
Geoinformatics tools include:
- An object-relational database (ORD) or object-relational database management system (ORDBMS)
- Object-relational mapping (or O/RM)
Many fields benefit from geoinformatics, including the development of in-car navigation systems, automatic vehicle location systems, transportation planning and engineering, environmental modeling and analysis, urban planning, telecommunications, agriculture and public health.
Colleges offering Geoinformatics Course in India
1. College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai offers Bachelor of Engineering in Geoinformatics. 2. Moolji Jaitha College, Jalgaon, Maharashta offers Bachelor of Science in Geoinformatics.
- Geoinformatics Section, Geological Society of America
- Geoinformatics Research Group - School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle University, UK
- National Science Priorities in Geoinformatics, Michael F. Goodchild
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