What is GIS?

GIS stands for "geographic information system and lets us analyze, visualize, understand patterns, relations and trends. Organisations in every industry can benefit of GIS. It's widely used to optimize daily fleet movements and maintenance schedules. 

GIS - Geographic information system

Benefits of GIS in Urban Planning

Investigating the Squatter Settlements in Eskisehir, Turkey

Traditional methods of information management are hard to use in the planning process of problematic urban areas such as squatter settlements. GIS provides the capability for dynamic query and analysis, display of information and a more understandable representation. By introducing GIS, the authors analyse the social and infrastructure possibilities of the squatter settlements in Eskisehir Municipality. They determine areas with inadequate public services and infrastructure, and provide basic solutions. (read more)

Top Stories

An Ode to GIS

Heroes of the 21st Century

The term ‘superhero’, to which the copyright is owned jointly by the two biggest comic-book firms in the United States – Marvel and DC Comics – generally refers to people who have superhuman powers and who use those talents for the benefit of the community. The concept of superheroes first emerged during the Great Depression (1929-1940), a period of severe economic decline and an unemployment crisis. The USA suffered most from the distressing results of the global collapse. (read more)

Latest Articles GIS

Digital Transformation in New Zealand

In January 2016, staff from New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) were supplied with tablets and smartphones equipp... (read more)
GIS & Mapping

Mobile Road Mapping in Cameroon

In Yaoundé, Cameroon, little cartographic data of the road network, public assets and utiliti... (read more)

GIS Technology to Tackle Spread of Zika Virus

Florida, the southeastern-most U.S. state, is home to over 3.6 million women aged 15 to 44 year... (read more)

Mobile GIS Proven to Transform Land Administration

It is well understood that secure land tenure is a fundamental precondition for progress in developi... (read more)
GIS & Education

Esri Donates Cloud-based GIS Solutions to Ethiopian Universities

Esri has announced an agreement between Esri Eastern Africa Limited and the Federal Democratic Repub... (read more)

Esri Launches Global Content Challenge

Esri is engaging students all over the world in a new contest called the Global Content Challenge. W... (read more)

Cultural Heritage Preservation in Aceh

Supergeo , the Taiwan-based GIS software and solution provider, has announced that the full-featured... (read more)

Esri and Leica Offer Innovation Grants to Governments

GIS provider Esri has partnered with Swiss-based spatial measurement instrument manufacturer Leica G... (read more)

gvSIG Open Source Geomatics Webinar Festival Taking Place This Week

The first gvSIG Festival is being held from 23 to 27 May. This digital event gives geoprof... (read more)

Geomatics Helps Relief to Reach More Refugees

Medair is a medium-sized relief agency with outstanding commitment to work with vulnerable people wh... (read more)
GIS & Surveying

Septentrio Showcasing UAV GNSS Solutions at Esri UC

Septentrio is showcasing its latest GNSS systems and software solutions for GIS professionals a... (read more)

5 Questions to...Super Wang, CEO of Supergeo

Super Wang is the founder and CEO of Supergeo, which has grown into a key player in the GIS industry... (read more)

GAF to Develop Geological Data Management Information System in Malawi

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining in Malawi is establishing a Geological Data Man... (read more)
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