Distributed GIS

What are Distributed Geographical Information Systems (GIS)? Distributed GIS are systems that do not have all the components in the same physical location. – Here a diagram complying with the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”.




Peng, Z. and Tsou M. (2003). Internet GIS: Distributed Geographic Information Services for the Internet and Wireless Network. London: Wiley.

Young C. (2017). Distributed Geospatial Computing (DGC). In: Encyclopedia of GIS. 2nd ed. New York: Springer.

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Clip art images: Available at: [Accessed 23. Sept. 2017].

Globe image: Available at: [Accessed 23. Sept. 2017].