Geographical information systems, tourism

dc.contributor.authorCruz, Cláudia
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Filomena
dc.contributor.authorCardoso, Luís Manuel Tomás Galiza
dc.contributor.authorAlbuquerque, Helena
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-06T15:43:21Z
dc.date.available2017-04-06T15:43:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description.abstractGeographical information systems (GIS) have been defined by different authors, some before the 1970s, when GIS started to expand. A common definition is “a powerful set of tools for storing and retrieving at will, transforming and displaying spatial data from the real world for a particular set of purposes” (Burrough 1986:6). In this way, GIS can be considered as a powerful tool for the management and decision-making process in tourism. GIS has the ability to represent, store, manage, analyze, update, and visualize spatial and regular data in an integrated environment. These tools operate on two data elements (Bahaire and Elliott-White 1999): geographical or spatial data (locational aspects) and attribute data (statistical and non-locational data associated with a spatial entity). As powerful tools, they combine a geographical analysis with an attribute analysis, providing a better interpretation of the data. Research fields (such as geography, urban development and planning, environmen ...pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationAlbuquerque, H., Cruz, C., Martins, F., and Cardoso, L.M.T.G. (2014). Geographical information systems, tourism. In J. Jafari, H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism (pp. 1-3). [S.I.]: Springer International Publishing Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-01669-6. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/1822pt_PT
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_522-1pt_PT
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-01669-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/1822
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerlandpt_PT
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007%2F978-3-319-01669-6pt_PT
dc.rightsopen access
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectGeographical information systemspt_PT
dc.titleGeographical information systems, tourismpt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage1pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage3pt_PT
degois.publication.titleEncyclopedia of Tourismpt_PT
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person.affiliation.nameREMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies
person.familyNameAlbuquerque
person.givenNameHelena
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