Introduction to GIS Development Part 1: What is GIS?

Introduction to GIS Development

Being my first blog post ever, I wanted to cover a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I want to target this post to both individuals who know GIS, as well as those that do not (for those of you who do, you can skip to Part 2: Development Methodologies [Coming Soon] if you would like).

What is GIS?

According to WikiPedia – A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data.

However, more recently, GIS has become an overarching term that can be used to not only describe in high-level what spatial science is, but also describe the entire industry and ecosystem of spatial science as a whole.

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