chapter  42
Universal Analytical GIS Operations - A Task-Oriented Systematisation of Data Structure-Independent GIS Functionality
ByJochen Albrecht
Pages 16

Current geographic information systems (GIS) are so difficult to use that it takes some expertise to handle them, and it is not unusual for an operator to spend a year mastering the system. This is especially limiting for cursory users who employ GIS as one tool among many others. This chapter presents a universal framework of spatial analytical operations that can be applied regardless of the structure of the data being analysed. Since no such classification has existed up to now, this chapter contributes to the general development of geographical information science.