What is the purpose of GIS?

Geographic Information Systems support the following:

  • Visual communication, allowing patterns and anomalies to be quickly identified.
  • Automating activities involving geographic location.
  • Better decision making and planning through querying, mapping, analyzing, and modeling with the whole picture.

Show All Answers

1. What is GIS?
2. What is the purpose of GIS?
3. Where does the information come from?
4. What is Map Scale?
5. What is a Projection?
6. What is an Orthoimage?
7. What is an Attribute Table?
8. What are some of the common data formats?
9. What is Vector Data?
10. What is Raster Data?
11. What is a Mapsheet?
12. What is a GPS?
13. What is Metadata?