GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

What is GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)?

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) meaning in Urban terms is  A computer system for the input, storage, processing, applications development, retrieval, and maintenance of information about the points, lines, and areas that represent the streets and roads, rivers, railroads, geographic entities, and other features on the surface of the earth — information that previously was available only on paper maps.

 

reference: Glossary of HUD Terms | US Department of Housing and Urban Development

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