What is GIS?
There are many definitions of what constitutes a geographic information system (GIS).
- The USGS defines GIS as a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information; that is, data identified according to location. Practitioners also define a GIS as including the procedures, operating personnel, and spatial data that go into the system.
What is a GIS?
A concise, friendly 5-minute introduction to GIS.