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Geographic Information Systems - an overviewΒΆ

GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, are tools used to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. GIS integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. It allows users to visualize, interpret, and understand patterns and relationships in spatial data.

The most important benefit associated with employing and using GIS is the improved and informed decision making by visualizing spatial relationships and patterns that emerge in projects targeting various sectors of human activity like urban planning, natural resource management, public health, transportantion, defense and intelligence and similar.