GIS is the acronym for Geographic Information System. A GIS:
- Is a comprehensive computer system capable of storing, editing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced (spatial) information.
- Is comprised of hardware, software, data, and most importantly people who are trained in using a GIS. To see a flow chart that explains the basics of GIS click here (see MRPC GIS Flow Chart).
- Allows users to visualize, question, interpret and understand spatial data in order to reveal relationships, patterns and trends.
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