In this chapter you have read about many of the tools used by geographers. A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system that can combine many kinds of geographic information. By layering that information over maps, an analysis can be developed that will be useful to government or business in its decision making process.
Destination Title: GIS.com
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Start at the GIS.com Web site about geographic information systems.
- Click on What Is GIS? in the column on the left of your screen. Then click again on What Is GIS?
- Read down to the bottom of the screen and then click on the link Read on for more detailed information. Read this information.
After you have read through the information, answer the following questions.