A geographic information system
) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical
data. The key word to this technology is Geography
– this means that some portion of the data is spatial.
applications include both hardware and software systems and its strength lies in its ability to analyze spatial relationships between layers. Digital data can also be entered in GIS
Functions of GIS include: data entry, data display, data management, information retrieval and analysis.
is the most common geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information, easily and quickly make maps, collaborate, and share your maps with others.