Geographic Information Systems

Geographic information systems (GIS) help researchers and organizations across a wide range of fields manage and analyze geographic data.

GIS takes key data about the environment and organizes it into maps and 3D visualizations that can reveal key patterns and problems about the world around us. Data inputs in GIS can come from imagery, AIS, ADS-B, radar, LiDAR, sonar, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), GNSS-RO, and a variety of other remote sensing techniques. GIS can also stand for geographic information science which is the study of geographic applications and systems.

Learn more

  1. U.S. Geological Survey | Mapping; Remote Sensing and Geospatial Data. Accessed 23 October 2018.
  2. University of California Berkeley | GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Accessed 23 October 2018.