What is GIS?


So what is this GIS thing that people talk about? Go ahead and google it! For a tool which depends so much on visuals, the definition of GIS is mind-numbingly plain, textual and boring. Wait I hear you say, how about the much loved GIS sandwich that really explains everything and which we all love so much. Yep, that is a great one. The US military scientist who came up with that one back in 1982 must be very proud the GIS world needed no improvement to his work of art. Well Geo Gecko decided to bring a bit of clarity to the chaos and created this What is GIS 1.0 Infographic. Take a look. Comments are welcome. 2.0 is in the works. Click on the image below to view a larger version.