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Wiki.GIS.com is an encyclopedia dedicated to geographic information systems (GIS).

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Jack D. Ives

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Jack D. Ives, Professor, Ph.D. - Dr. Jack Ives is a graduate of University of Nottingham, UK (B.A. Geography, 1953) and McGill University, Canada (Ph.D. 1956), Dr. Ives emigrated to Canada with his wife Pauline in 1954. Dubbed the ""Father of Arctic and Alpine Geoecology"" by a former student, Dr. Ives is currently Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University of Canada. From the Himalayas to Baffin Island, mountains and Arctic regions have been the subject of fascination in Dr. Ives academic career for half a century. He has been incessantly working to ensure the long-term livability of the mountain environments to whom he fell in love when he was 15. He has abiding passion for the mountain environment and the peoples who have been living on them for centuries. His quest to conserve the world’s mountain ecosystems has taken on a particular urgency with recent times. Research Lab., Schefferville, and Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, McGill University (1957-1960). ... more

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System Design Strategies

System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.

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GIS Trivia

Test your knowledge of GIS

What is the geographic term for the meeting of two or more bodies of water?

  1. Confluence
  2. Delta
  3. Affluent

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