Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF GIS
Business manages a world of information related to sales, customers, inventory, demographics, and much more. Engineering and technology professionals rely on the ability to develop and maintain information systems that are inherently linked to infrastructure. GIS provides the link between infrastructure information traditionally stored in databases and computer-aided drawing (CAD) maps.
Governments at all levels digest an immense amount of information as part of their responsibilities. Much of this information has a locational element to it, such as addresses, parcels, postal codes, or census information. GIS local, state, federal, and international governing bodies to perform diverse functions with greater ease and provides a more effective way of sharing data.
The natural and biological sciences enjoy the benefits of employing GIS in their respective work flows. Much of our natural world can be observed with the aid of GIS, including climate patterns, forensic biology, and geomorphology.
The health care industry can employ GIS to assist in determining where and when to intervene. GIS can also help improve the quality of care, increase service availability, discover more cost-effective delivery modes, and preserve patient confidentiality, and also satisfy the needs of the research community for data accessibility.
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