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Miistakis Institute Newsletter

posted Sep 23, 2013, 9:16 PM by Action for Agriculture

This month's newsletter highlights the use of GIS for viewing data related to the landscape. from the newsletter: 

No matter what question one asks about responsible land use planning, there is a spatial element to the consideration of that question. GIS, spatial analysis, and the maps we produce can greatly enrich our perspective on a wide range of issues related to the challenge of balancing conservation and appropriate development. GIS can be a very useful and powerful tool.

This is not to say that every problem is best addressed solely through the analysis and mapping of spatial data. There are more efficient and effective ways to approach some problems, and some things that matter to conservation and land use can't be represented spatially, and are fundamentally unmappable.

The full newsletter is available here: summer 2013