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What is GIS?
GIS or Geographic Information Systems allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

GIS is a very specialized concentration in Geography. Geography plays a role in nearly every decision we make. Choosing sites, targeting market segments, planning distribution networks, responding to emergencies, or redrawing country boundaries—all of these problems involve questions of geography.

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1. What is GIS?
2. What does having a GIS do for the average person?
3. What is the difference between GIS and a map?
4. What various kinds of information are available through the GIS at the City?
5. How can I learn more about the City's GIS?
6. What does the City currently use for GIS?

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