What is Geographic Information System (GIS)

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a framework for gathering, analyzing, managing, and linking data spatially. This technology processes various and different layers of data and information and produces visual outputs by the use of maps and three-dimensional scenes. Therefore, this science provides deeper insights into data, which enables users to make wiser choices.

How (GIS) works

Maps


Maps contain geographic information about the data and analyses layers.

Data


GIS integrates different types of data layers using spatial location.

Analysis


Spatial analysis provides the map with additional information, called descriptive information, to define the names of the regions and to give more details of the maps.

Applications


GIS applications work everywhere, including mobile phones, tablets, web browsers, and desktop computers.

Who can use (GIS)

GIS can be used in:
 Education
 Health
 Insurance
 Industrialization
 Petroleum
 Public Safety
 Real estate
 Fragmentation
 Sustainability
 Telecommunications
 Transportation
 Electric and gas utilities
 Natural resources
 Government
 Water conservation