GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. What most people think of is maps. GIS features include a lot more than just maps.
- Step by step driving directions is a common GIS feature that is not often thought of as being a GIS function. Maps are helpful, but most mapping sites include the step by step directions to help people get where they want to go.
- Spacial anlysis is looking at data based on physical location. When it comes to business, you might want to know what areas receive lots of sales, while others are under served. Survey data may need to consider the socio-economic status of those being polled.
- Proximity is another common GIS task. This helps people locate resources (stores, government buildings, airports) that are near their location.
- Geolocation is identifying where something is located. Afterwhich, it can be placed on a map or you can then determine proximity.
Think about ways that you can add a GIS feature to your web site.
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