Short for eographic nformation ystems, tools used to gather, transform, manipulate, analyze, and produce information related to the surface of the Earth. This data may exist as maps, 3D virtual models, tables, and/or lists.
GISs can be as complex as whole systems that use dedicated databases and workstations hooked up to a network, or as simple as "off-the-shelf" desktop software.
GISs play an important role in many organizations. For instance, police and fire departments may use GISs to locate landmarks and hazards, plot destinations, and design emergency routes. GISs may also be used by governments, research institutes or any other body that can't possibly handle the task of manually processing large amounts of geographical data.
I am not lying
Unk I never claimed to be in the < JeepFuckedAgain > 2013-07-09 06:25:07
security business honey.... I have a security clearance and work in the GIS and CRM field....get your shit straight about me will you
unk Nah. He is a contractor < - > 2013-07-09 06:21:42
working in a small business doing GIS grunt work for the Fed. If they knew what he was up to in real life, he'd be in prison STAT!
unk then you're an idiot.... < JeepFuckedAgain > 2013-07-03 08:18:13
GIS...geographical information systems.... and I take care of historical issues pertaining to the agencies buildings and land....