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What is GIS?

GIS stands for geographic information systems. GIS deal with spatial data and their analysis. They thus consists of data, the tools and procedures used to analyze the data, and the people doing the analysis. While GIS-like analysis has existed as early as the mid-nineteenth century, today the term GIS is associated particularly with software packages used to analyze spatial data. This software as several key functions related to the data: input, storage, management, retrieval, manipulation, analysis and modeling, output, and display. GIS serve numerous fields including but not limited to environmental management, urban planning, water management, health care research, and archaeology.



Welcome to Geisler Library's Research Guide for Geographic Information Systems or GIS 

This guide is a starting point for your research using GIS. Please contact your librarians with any questions about using this Guide or doing research in this area. 


Author: Laís F Camargo



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