A site all about GIS

What is GIS?

Since this site is all about GIS I should probably explain what it is!

Wikipedia says:  “GIS (Geographic Information System) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data. In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology.”

Couldn’t have said it better than that!


To gain insight into all then neat things GIS is used for check out “Geospatial Revolution” by Penn State Public Broadcasting.  Very cool!