A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based system that is used for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing geographic data. While GIS is a broad concept that applies to various technologies, one of its most common applications is GIS mapping. Specially designed GIS mapping software is capable of producing maps, charts and other types of graphic displays that allows the user to visualize and analyze geographic data that has been accumulated on spreadsheets. This makes GIS mapping an invaluable tool for analytical business decision-making processes.
One of the biggest benefits of GIS mapping software is that it can store information through the use of spatial indices. This makes it easier to identify features within a specific geographic region. For instance, you can quickly and easily identify locations within a certain radius of a point or create a map that shows all the streets that run through a designated area. In essence, GIS mapping lets you establish stronger connections between data and geography so you can visualize how various data points relate to other objects.
Examples of the numerous benefits of GIS mapping software include:
Industries that can benefit from using GIS mapping software include:
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