How GIS works

Understand the world around you

GIS software is designed to capture, manage, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS enables us to visualize, understand, interrogate, interpret, and visualize our world in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and graphics.

GIS software helps you answer questions and solve problems by viewing your data quickly and easily on a map.

How does the GIS work?

A simple five-step process allows you to apply GIS to any business or
organizational problem that requires a geographical decision.



What is the problem you are trying to solve or analyze, and where is it located? The guidance of the question will help you decide what to analyze and present the results
to your audience.



Then you need to find the data needed to complete your project. The type of data and geographic scope of your project will help direct your data collection methods and perform the analysis.



You will surely not know that your data is appropriate for your study after having thoroughly examined it. This includes how data is organized, the accuracy and the origins of the data.



Geographic analysis is the central strength of GIS. Depending on your project, there are many different methods of analysis to choose from. GIS modeling tools make it relatively easy to make these changes and create new outputs.



The results of your analysis can be shared through reports, maps, tables delivered in print or digitally over a network or on the Web. You must decide how best to present your analysis. GIS facilitates the adaptation of results for different audiences.