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1.1 What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS for short) is a system that allows users to create digital maps, store and maintain spatial data (such as a parcels database) and solve geographical problems. The tutorial below explains how GIS users turn data into information and how a GIS models our world with points, lines, polygons and rasters. This tutorial also highlights the different components of a GIS System (Hardware, Software, Procedures, Networks, Data and People) and gives a brief overview of who is using GIS and lists tasks that are commonly accomplished with GIS.


Tutorial: What is GIS?

Last updated Dec. 14, 2016. Resources updated regularly.

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