Geographic Information Systems Online Services
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system that provides tools to store, edit, display and query data containing locational information, such as address, folio, census tract, ZIP code or x, y coordinates. Services include data download, data subscriptions, maps data creation, spatial analysis software development and more. Users can download all public data available.
GIS creates attractive maps, it is not a map-maker software. The map is the result of analysis performed on data provided.
Here are examples of information you can gather using GIS:
- Which is the best site for a new school?
- Where are hazardous materials stored relative to a reported fire incident?
- Show me the hot spots for car thefts?
- Where is the closest park with a pool?