Geographic Information System (GIS) Definition for Land Surveyors

Geographic Information System (GIS)1 A computer system comprising both hardware and software that handle the collection, storage, manipulation, analysis, and display of geographic information. 2 An analysis and problem-solving tool for asking and answering questions relating to spatial phenomena.  Its function is facilitated by computer hardware, GIS software, and the technical expertise of the people involved.

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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