What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)?
A GIS stores all the features you might find on a map such as roads, buildings, utilities, and park locations. Similar features are categorized into layers. These layers can then be stacked on top of each other to form a map that can be displayed and printed. A GIS also stores information about each feature in a database such as road surface material, park name, parcel number, and owner name. The graphic elements and database are connected, providing a powerful analysis tool for features represented on the map. Learn more at the GIS website.

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1. What is a Geographic Information System (GIS)?
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