GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is considered a computerized information system for collecting, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographic data that is spatially and/or temporally referenced. The system can collect and integrate data from various sources such as satellites, GPS, aerial photographs, and geographic maps to create a comprehensive and accurate representation of the real world.
Better decision making
GIS allows spatial information to be visualised on a map and analysed to make informed decisions. By integrating data from different sources, users can see patterns and trends that are not obvious in other data formats.
The use of GIS can improve the efficiency of processes in various industries such as urban planning, utilities and emergency management. For example, they help to plan and manage resources and staff more effectively.
GIS can help reduce costs in various sectors such as agriculture, forestry and the environment by increasing efficiency and enabling better decisions.
GIS integration can improve collaboration between different departments and organisations by providing a common platform for sharing spatial data and information.