GIS applications

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Geographic information systems (GIS) (also known as Geospatial information systems) are computer software and hardware systems that enable users to capture, store, analyse and manage spatially referenced data.[1] GISs have transformed the way spatial (geographic) data, relationships and patterns in the world are able to be interactively queried, processed, analysed, mapped, modelled, visualised, and displayed for an increasingly large range of users, for a multitude of purposes.[1][2][3]

Examples of GIS applications[edit]

Uses of GIS range from indigenous people, communities, research institutions, environmental scientists, health organisations, land use planners, businesses, and government agencies at all levels.[3]

Some examples include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Guide to Geographic Information Systems Accessed 13 March 2008
  2. ^ Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis's GIS Timeline displaying the development and grow of GIS from the 1960s to the present day Accessed 13 March 2008
  3. ^ a b Geographical Information and Technology Association web page Accessed 13 March 2008

External links[edit]

GIS Applications: General[edit]

GIS Applications: water and waste management[edit]

GIS Applications: Archaeology[edit]