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Rising Tide of GIS.

Craig, William J.

By 1993, geographic information systems, which combine cartography with computerized information systems, were expanding rapidly in Minnesota. CURA played an historic role in inventing the technology and working actively with government to make it more useful. Minnesota's state government was a national leader in GIS development and use, beginning with the Land Management Information Center (developed originally by CURA). Since 1988 the growth in GIS use has been at the county and now city government level. This article details application of GIS in Minnesota and the growth of the technology.

CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
23 (2): 6-11.
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Reporter 23 (2)

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