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 ====== CyberGIS Software Integration for Sustained Geospatial Innovation======= ====== CyberGIS Software Integration for Sustained Geospatial Innovation=======
-Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have gone through rapid growth since originally developed by geographers in the 1960s. In the foreseeable future, GIS software will continue to play an essential role in numerous fields for breaking through scientific problems and improving decision-making practices, leading toward significant societal impacts. However, fulfilling such roles is increasingly dependent on the ability to handle very large spatial data sets and complex analysis software based on synthesizing computational and spatial thinking enabled by cyberinfrastructure (CI), which conventional GIS software approaches do not provide.+Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have gone through rapid growth since originally developed in the 1960s. In the foreseeable future, GIS software will continue to play essential roles in numerous fields for breaking through scientific problems and improving decision-making practices, leading toward significant societal impacts. However, fulfilling such roles is increasingly dependent on the ability to handle very large spatial data sets and complex analysis software based on synthesizing computational and spatial thinking enabled by advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI), which conventional GIS software approaches do not provide.