Geographic information systems: are they decision support systems?

@inproceedings{Murphy1995GeographicIS,
  title={Geographic information systems: are they decision support systems?},
  author={Lisa D. Murphy},
  booktitle={HICSS},
  year={1995}
}
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a special case of information systems with a capability to integrate spatial and descriptive data. As GIS enter into mainstream business applications, understanding how they are similar and different from more familiar information systems such as DSS can be usefil. An attempt is made to converge on a definition of GIS. The potential for many decisions to be viewed as spatially (and temporally) dependent is noted. Special analysis issues and problems… CONTINUE READING

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