A GIS operates on many levels has drastically changed over the past few decades to become an essential tool for most urban planning, and resource management organizations. On the most basic level, GIS can be …
GIS stands for A geographic information system, that is an integrated system of computer hardware, software, and users linking data, images and other resource data in a spatially geographically referenced format.
A GIS operates on many levels has drastically changed over the past few decades to become an essential tool for most urban planning, and resource management organizations. On the most basic level, GIS can be used for simple digital cartography, to create various types of maps. However the real power of GIS is through its abilities to use both spatial and statistical methods to analyze attribute and geographic information together. The end result of such an analysis can be vast amounts of derivative information, interpolated information or prioritized information.
GIS technology can be used for resource and utilities management, modeling, assessments, development planning, cartography, route planning and many other applications.
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