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About GIS : Overview

A geographic information system (GIS) utilizes hardware, software, and data to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, and display information in a spatial context.  The power of GIS expands across disciplines and allows analysts to visualize and interpret data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. These discoveries are communicated in the form of maps, graphs, and reports. Professionals utilizing GIS build and utilize the information systems and infrastructure needed to guide important activities and projects.