Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology


Geographers and cartographers have long been interested in using new methods that make it possible to investigate and depict different aspects of the physical and human/cultural environment. In recent years, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have proven to be useful in studying spatial relationships and may be useful in monitoring certain types of change in the environment. A GIS is most often a computerized system designed to store, manipulate, analyze, and display large volumes of spatial data. The various applications of geographic information system have yet to be explored.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography/Geology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1984, John Ross