Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems is a computer-based tool that analyzes, stores, manipulates and visualizes geographic information, resulting in a map. GIS is also a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes the data into layers of information. This can be visualized through the maps and 3D scenes. ​With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations, helping users to make smarter decisions. While GIS and BI have traditionally addressed different needs, these technologies have now converged enabling business analysts to extend their view of the enterprise by integrating geospatial data with business information. At the same time, the growing consumer experience of mapping information is driving business awareness of location exploitation for commercial purposes.