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Careers in GIS

So you are contemplating a career as a GIS professional?  Or maybe your friends have been telling you to major in GIS because “that’s where all the jobs are!”  So what exactly are some sample jobs and careers in the GIS field? WhatisGIS.com has complied a list of 50 careers in GIS with links to  Full Article…

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Welcome!

Welcome to What is GIS.com. This site, which has recently come under new ownership, is going to aim to help educate readers on the basics of GIS and how GIS can transform how you think about your data! Please stay tuned and keep this page bookmarked for future reference, we are just getting going! Paul

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Spatial Analysis with GIS

Spatial analysis of GIS has developed greatly in recent years and continues to advance. The GIS software market provides this analytical functionality, though choosing the GIS software that provides the extent of spatial analytical functionality you require up to you – but any good GIS software wil provide a programming or scripting environment to allow you to  Full Article…

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GIS Graphics: Rastor vs Vector

The graphical representation of spatial and attribute data in GIS software takes the form of either raster or vector graphics. The differences between raster and vector graphics, as detailed below, effect the level of detail, visual appeal, speed of manipulating graphics and data storage space required. Aerial photographs and satellite images are generally in a raster format and are used in GIS to  Full Article…

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GIS Data: Spatial vs Attributes

GIS Data is the key component of a GIS and has two general types: Spatial and Attribute data. Spatial data are used to provide the visual representation of a geographic space and is stored as raster and vector types. Hence, this data is a combination of location data and a value data to render a map,  Full Article…

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Using GIS: What can you do with GIS?

As a managment and analytical tool, GIS can help us do a great deal. From mapping where things are to indicating density by geographical area, the scope of what you can do with GIS is broad. Below are examples of what can be done with GIS. Consider your situation and figure out how GIS can  Full Article…

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Using GIS: Applications of GIS

GIS is being used in many industries and is helping organizations to perform more effectively, efficiently and to provide more satisfactory service. The use of GIS is also wide spread across the world – GIS is used in Florida to forecast weather and track storms, New Zealand to automatically generate aeronautical navigational charts, South Africa  Full Article…

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GIS Software on the Market

Vendors of GIS software supply a host of software and upgraded or carefully targetted version of GIS software. Please consult with the respective vendors to learn more about their respective products. Some of the newer releases on the market are indicated here to help you find your way. Remember to look at our comparison of popular  Full Article…

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Build your GIS: Hardware

GIS hardware includes: computers, computer configuration/networks, input devices, printers, and storage systems. Computers for GIS usage can be PCs at the low end, or supercomputers and X-Terminals at the high end. These computers can be stand-alone units or can be hooked into a network environment. To assist with source data capture & real -time GIS  Full Article…

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Using GIS

Using GIS has all the advantages of a management information system (MIS) coupled with the visual representation of data – remember that a picture tells a thousand words. Hence, using GIS as a management and analytical system is very powerful. The question is “who should use GIS?” The answer is simple – everyone should! Everyone  Full Article…

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