Geoscience after IT: Part E. Familiarization with IT background

Loudon, T.V.. 2000 Geoscience after IT: Part E. Familiarization with IT background. Computers & Geosciences, 26 (3, Sup). A31-A39.

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The geoscientist who wishes to move beyond basic techniques and day-to-day IT applications must know something of the underlying concepts and vocabulary of IT. Communication is vital, linking your desktop to the world. Generic computing tools, widely used in geoscience, can handle documents, geographic information and database management. More basic tools, including long-established programming languages like Fortran, retain an important niche. Recent developments, such as Java and a range of markup languages, bring new flexibility and precision to the geoscience record.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: BGS Programmes > Information Systems Development
ISSN: 0098-3004
Additional Keywords: Generic software, computer communications, programming languages, markup languages
NORA Subject Terms: Computer Science
Data and Information
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 19 Mar 2008 15:39 +0 (UTC)

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