Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GIS is a computer technology that uses a geographic information system as an analytic framework for managing and integrating data; solving a problem; or understanding a past, present, or future situation.
Geography is a serious discipline with multibillion dollar implications for businesses and governments. Choosing sites, targeting market segments, planning distribution networks, responding to emergencies, or redrawing country boundaries – all of these problems involve questions of geography.
What Can You Do With GIS?
- Map where things are
- Map quantities
- Map densities
- Find what’s happening inside a specific area
- Find what’s nearby
- Map changes in an area to anticipate future conditions, decide on a course of action
- Evaluate the results of an action or policy
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