Did You Know? #2

What is GIS an acronym for?

GIS can mean Geographic Information System or Geographic Information Science and both are correct. GIS is a powerful tool that enables geographers and other researchers to:

And analyze geographically referenced information (maps, imagery, and tables).

The individual components of a GIS that perform the above jobs are:

Computer Hardware,
Computer Software,
And People.

GIS is an essential tool that allows the graduate students and staff at MAGIC to bring you maps, google mash-ups, and other geographic data.

Jeff and Brandon interpret aerial photography using GIS at MAGIC’s GeoCommons

For more information about GIS visit http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/ or http://www.gis.com/

The University of Connecticut also offers a certificate program in GIS

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