This article seeks to demonstrate the use of geographical information system (GIS) in cataloging of documents, such as earthquake related documents.
This research was descriptive‐analytic and its steps are summarized as follows: collecting the data, entering information into the GIS, system management and finally producing outputs.
The investigative result shows that: by using of GIS, all types of data available in the various databases can be illustrated, analyzed and reviewed simultaneously and easily. Furthermore, data geographical dispersion can be easily studied and the geographic positions from the view point of earthquake and other related issues have been studied, identified and introduced to the users for doing studies.
There are numerous implications for current and future use of GIS in cataloging of documents. In addition to updating and editing functions, access to available data could be tailored to the various requirements of the users.
The system not only provides a tool for spotting numerous capabilities and potential but is also useful for identifying research gaps in different geographic regions.
Mehri‐e‐Sedighi, (2008), "Use of geographical information system (GIS) in the cataloging of documents: A case study of earthquake documents collections", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 454-465. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830810903364Download as .RIS
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