What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

GIS technology can be integrated into any enterprise information system framework.

It mainly helps us to locate water bodies, greenary, Waste land, Fertile land and so on….of a particular geogrophical location separately. 

Who Uses GIS ?

  • Business
  • Government
  • Education and Science
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Natural Resources
  • Utilities

Top 5 benefits of GIS

GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. The benefits of GIS generally fall into five basic categories:

  • Cost Savings and Increased Efficiency
  • Better Decision Making
  • Improved Communication
  • Better Recordkeeping
  • Managing Geographically

Careers in GIS

GIS is a key emerging and evolving industry throughout the world.

GIS careers exist in every imaginable discipline, from environmental science to commercial businesses and much more. This wide range of opportunities available lets you combine your passions or interests with GIS for a satisfying and successful career.

You can join as

  • GIS Analyst-Forester
  • GIS Manager
  • Conservationist
  • Helicopter Pilot-Firefighter
  • Health Geographer
Posted by
Mahesh ( MGIT ECE 4th year )