Glossary

Geographic Information System (GIS)

11.07.08

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
URL: http://www.gis.com/whatisgis/index.html
  • Open System

    Open systems are computer systems that provide some combination of interoperability, portability, and open software standards.Source: WikipediaURL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_System…
    11.12.08

  • Middleware

    Middleware is computer software that connects software components or applications. The software consists of a set of enabling services that allow multiple processes running on one or more machines to interact across a network. This technology evolved…
    11.12.08

  • Thermal transfer

    Thermal transfer is a printing technology method in which printers use regular paper and a heat sensitive ribbon. The ribbon deposits a coating of dark material on the paper when exposed to intense heat. Thermal transfer printers produce a more durab…
    11.12.08

  • Operating System

    An operating system is the software component of a computer system that is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the limited resources of the computer. The operating system acts as a host for applications th…
    11.11.08

  • LC Array

    Liquid crystal array. In computer science an array is a data structure consisting of a group of elements that are accessed by indexing. In most programming languages each element has the same data type and the array occupies a contiguous area of…
    11.11.08

  • Client

    The client-server software architecture model distinguishes client systems from server systems, which communicate over a computer network. A client-server application is a distributed system comprising both client and server software. A client softwa…
    11.11.08

  • Information technology (IT)

    Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applicati…
    11.10.08

  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

    ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. As the global focal point for governments and the private sector, ITU's role in helping the world communicate spans three core sectors: radio communication, stan…
    11.10.08

  • Network Operating System (NOS)

    The system software of a local area network (LAN) that integrates the network's hardware components, usually adequate for connecting up to 50 work stations.…
    11.07.08