GIS in Everyday Life
Making GIS Data Work for You
Information can be overwhelming and the need for timely decisions calls not only for innovative ways to access accurate, up-to-the minute information, but also tools to help present the information in useful ways.
A geographic information system or GIS allows you to bring all types of data together based on the geographic and locational component of the data.
But unlike a static paper map, GIS can display many layers of information that is useful to you.
You will be able to integrate, visualize, manage, solve, and present the information in a new way.
Relationships between the data will become more apparent and your data will become more valuable.
GIS will give you the power to create maps, integrate information, visualize scenarios, solve complicated problems, present powerful ideas, and develop effective solutions like never before.
GIS is a tool used by individuals and organizations, schools, governments, and businesses seeking innovative ways to solve their problems.
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July 7, 1998