Geographic Information System (GIS)

"A GIS is any system that captures, stores, analyses, manages, and presents data linked to location; simply, it is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology. GIS systems are used widely in real world applications from cartography to utility management and from urban planners to emergency services. A GIS has three elements: a digital map, digital data (displayed on the map) and GIS software that links the two and carries out both the mapping and analysis of the data." (Geographical Association n.d.)

Sources

Geographical Association. n.d. “Geospatial Technologies (Including GIS).” Accessed April 14, 2021. https://www.geography.org.uk/Geospatial-technologies.


 

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