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Geographic Information Systems

This guide will help you get started with understanding what GIS is, the nature of geospatial data used in GIS, and how to get started using GIS for your research.

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is computer hardware and software that allows users to manage, visualize and analyze spatial data utilizing maps.

What can you do with GIS?

What makes GIS a powerful data analysis and visualization tool is that the possibilities are seemingly endless. Researchers in every discipline are using GIS to answer their research questions. Below is a list of 1000 innovative projects in every discipline completed using GIS.

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