Geographic Information System (GIS), Geography, Part 2

(a technology that manages, analyzes, and provides geographic information)

Geography is information about the earth's surface and the objects found on it, as well as a framework for organizing knowledge

Geography can bring Success to organizations everywhere

  • Geography is helping people make better decisions in many disciplines.
  • Geographic data can be gathered and organized to support the generation of information products that are integrated in the business strategy of any organization.
  • A geographic information system is not an end in itself.
  • It is used to create useful information products that help organizations run better.
  • It has saved hundreds of millions of dollars through increased productivity and efficiencies.
  • Geography Matters Everywhere

  • Geography matters in every business and every discipline.
  • GIS is helping thousands of organizations around the world.
  • GIS is used on the Internet in places such as Sacramento County to organize its government for constituents.
  • If one simply touches a parcel on an online map, the information for that location is available for use.
  • Another city is helping people find resources by providing maps that allow them to find a job, find a park, or find a day care center and then show them how to get there.
  • An electric company is using GIS to automate all of its electrical facilities for asset management.
  • Florida Power and Light is using GIS to track weather fronts and hurricanes.
  • GIS is being used to study the effects of global warming, using maps to study the sea level rising and inundation occurring off a coast and the melt of glaciers in the Himalayas.
  • In Canada, Timberline Inc. is looking at sustainable forests and the visual and biological impact of forestry.
  • Nongovernment organizations (NGOs) are looking at saving some of the last unprotected wilderness in California.
  • GIS is at work in transportation, looking at travel times, and environmental impacts of transportation systems.
  • Uses in archeology

  • Archaeologists, as researchers and resource managers, understand the importance of geography.
  • Geographic variables exert a strong influence on human behavior today, and archaeologists are aware of the significance of this influence on the past.
  • Geography also influences the degree of exposure of archaeological sites and the impacts that they face from human activity and natural forces.
  • Management and research decisions are based on geography.
  • Geographic analysis and modeling provide answers to a variety of questions and help users; such as, Wisconsin's Historic Preservation Management and many university programs make informed decisions.

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