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Subject:Re: GIS and tech writing? From:jopakent -at- comcast -dot- net To:"Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Ned Bedinger" <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com> Date:Tue, 20 Nov 2007 17:30:21 +0000
Telecom uses this technology a good deal. Our company uses GIS information to determine where to route calls. When you make an E9-1-1 call, we use GIS boundaries to determine which PSAP (first responder) should get the call.
I'm not sure how the maps get rendered. I see them plotting from time to time, but I don't think anyone here has anything to do with authoring or creating. It would be interesting to find out how that gets done though.
J. Paul Kent
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From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
> I've been in this field for over 5 years now (www.mapinfo.com). We
> have 15 writers worldwide. The online mapping is near-recent on the
> scene, but GIS/mapping software and business intelligence use of them
> has been ongoing for at least a couple decades now.
> On Nov 19, 2007 11:15 PM, Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com> wrote:
> > I've been noticing the proliferation of online maps in recent years.
> > Being an erstwhile mapping technician myself, I've been wondering what
> > sort of writing work goes along with with the work of geography,
> > mapping, and computer-based mapping with Geographic Information Systems
> > (GIS).
> > I've never worked with GIS, but I do know a lot about surveying and the
> > past generation of mapping tech. I'm just beginning to learn ArcGIS (the
> > big PC-based GIS package from ESRI, Inc), and I'd like to hear from
> > anyone who works in this apparently expanding field.
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