What is GIS?


A GIS or Geographic Information System is the combination of people, hardware, software, data and procedures to analyze information based on its geographic location. When information is tied to a location, the information can be displayed, managed, queried and analyzed to better understand relationships between different types of information based on geography. The most common output of a GIS, a map, provides an easy to understand and visual perspective about information. For more information and additional details on GIS, go to GIS.com the Guide to Geographic Information Systems.