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What is GIS (Geographic Information System)?  

GIS is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, data and people designed to collect, update, manipulate, analyze, and display many forms of geographically referenced information. It is similar to a traditional Data Base Management System, where we now think in spatial rather than tabular terms, and where the "report writer" now allows output of maps as well as tables and charts. GIS is not simply for building maps, but it allows you to build maps that describe and analyze tabular data.


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