Category:Geographic Information Systems
Today, a Geographical Information System (GIS) is a unique system designed to input, store, retrieve, manipulate, and analyze layers of geographic data to produce interpretable information.
The central purpose of a GIS is to turn geographic data into useful information—the answers to real-life questions—questions such as:
- How can we monitor the influence of global climatic changes on the Earth’s resources?
- How should political districts be redrawn in a growing metropolitan area?
- Where is the best place for a shopping center that is most convenient to shoppers and least harmful to the local ecology?
- What areas should be protected to ensure the survival of endangered species?
- How can communities be better prepared to face natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods?
Pages in category "Geographic Information Systems"
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total.