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Science Division

Geographic Information Systems - GIS

What is GIS and how do you use it to create and interact with maps and data sources?

This powerful computer system can be used to create "smart" maps and can provide robust analytical tools as a means of solving problems and answering questions related to location-related data and information. It is used for countless applications, for everything from disaster management to market research analysis.

GIS is a well-established technology in a rapidly growing field referred to as geospatial technologies, which encompasses many types of methods and techniques for the collection, analysis, modeling, and visualization of geospatial data.  GIS skills are in demand for jobs related to engineering, planning, utilities, management, transport/logistics, insurance, telecommunications, natural resources and business. For that reason, GIS and location intelligence applications can be the foundation for many location-enabled services that rely on analysis and visualization. GIS allows users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations.


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