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What is GIS?

Updated: Feb 17, 2023

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) sounds like a high-technology idea, but you probably use these geospatial datasets daily. If you have ever navigated through google maps looking for a nearby restaurant, checked the traffic from your house to your workplace using apple maps, or sent your current location to someone, then SURPRISE! You have used GIS.

This ever-growing technology is always finding ways to innovate and make our daily lives easier than ever. One of the fascinating facts about GIS is that it can be applied in all levels of life; from Government Organizations, Big and Small Businesses all the way to your personal life. Now back to our question, what is GIS? The answer is simple (defined by ESRI) GIS is a spatial system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data, simple right?

GIS helps users understand the area surrounding them, hundreds of thousands of applications that it is complicated to include them all in just one document. Stay tuned for more, one of our biggest goals is to inform the world about this vital technology that will help us make informed decisions about our future.

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