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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.

GIS Mapping Software Enables Spatial Analysis

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.

GIS Mapping Capabilities

Examples of the numerous benefits of GIS mapping software include:

  • Cost reductions: GIS mapping can result in greater cost savings through improved operating efficiency. A common example is using GIS mapping software in fleet management for more efficient vehicle routing to save fuel and reduce vehicle wear and tear.
  • More informed decision making: GIS mapping software allows decision makers to make choices based on analysis results. For instance, those in charge of selecting a site for a new store or facility use geographic information to hone in on the ideal location; information like traffic statistics, median income of the surrounding area, and planned municipal street adjustments.
  • Stronger Constituent Engagement: GIS mapping software provides the tools that can combine disparate datasets and present them in a coherent, unified manner. This facilitates better communication between departments, organizations and companies and allows cross functional teams to collaborate on developing solutions. GIS is earth-based social media.
  • Administrative benefits: GIS makes it easier to record, maintain and update geographical information that can impact present and future business decisions.
  • Defining Areas of Interest: GIS mapping provides a better understanding of what is and what isn’t likely to happen with a specific geographic region or space. This helps organizations to proactively manage their operations within these territories and areas of interest.

Which Industries Can Benefit From GIS Mapping?

Industries that can benefit from using GIS mapping software include:

  • Retail Business: GIS mapping can aid in site selection, logistics, market analysis and much more.
  • Consumer science and Marketing: Applications include consumer/demographic profiling and data analytics.
  • Environmental: Conducting environmental impact studies, resource management analysis, and climate change analyses.
  • Transportation: Determining optimal routes, adjusting/modifying routes as the geography and infrastructure changes over time, and tracking mobile devices and field collected data.
  • Resource Management: GIS mapping software can assist in processes such as timber management, deforestation analyses, energy exploration, or park planning.

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"Map Business Online helps me identify our most promising markets and define exactly those contacts I’m going to market to. It's the best product I've found that lets me 'visualize' my data."

Tom Jans
Director of Marketing
Swing Surgeon Golf Management

"Very satisfied and happy with the program! Our organization was a little nervous when we found out we had to replace MapPoint. Once we came across Map Business Online, we knew we had found the program for us. Not only are there many features for the map creators, there are also a lot of usable features for the individuals that receive the view-only shared maps. This is a great program and with the way our organization is changing, I have no concern about recommending it to other internal departments."

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"I have been using MapBusinessOnline for about 8 months and couldn’t be happier with the services it provides. I have employees and myself who map around 250 routes monthly for our sales team. The interface is easy-to-use and the abilities are exactly what I need. My sales team finds the maps and step by step routes easy to follow and accurate. My store lists change every quarter and the uploading system allows me to quickly upload a new list and categorize the account by priority using colors and shapes. I have also used the heat mapping capabilities and found those easy to customize and quick to use. As with any advanced software, this does take a week or two to learn the more complex features, but it is well worth the time invested. This is the software I would have designed if I was to create one myself. Great job!!!"

Bill Hanavan
Director of Operations
Strategic Retail Solutions