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GIS

(1) (Geographic Information System) An information system that deals with spatial information. Also called "mapping software," it links attributes and characteristics of an area to its geographic location. A GIS is used in a variety of applications, including exploration, demographics, dispatching, tracking and map making. Using satellites and aerial photography, the U.S. Geological Survey and other organizations have developed digital maps of most of the world and continue to update them. Unlike paper maps, digital maps can be combined with layers of information. See digital elevation model and GIS glossary.

(2) (Generalized Information System) An early IBM mainframe query and data manipulation language.
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Respondents indicated they are making significant use of GIS for day-to-day operations.
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Mariam Al Muhairi, Director of the GIS Centre, said the award comes within the framework of the centre's quest to continue its approach towards innovation to enhance Dubai Municipality's journey towards excellence and to make Dubai one of the best cities in the world in the field of GIS.
The GIS training workshop aims to enable the participants to understand the concept of the GIS and ArcGIS, to be informed of the concept of geographic data management and legal aspects of WHO maps and introduction to geographic and disease-related data, to using the ArcGIS to collect, manage, visualise and analyse geographic information, to produce interactive web-based maps using ArcGIS online and on the usage of dashboard development tools.
Deb Rozeboom is one of GeoComm's twenty-five subject matter experts who are dedicated to helping public safety professionals understand the role of GIS in 9-1-1 and NG9-1-1.
The prices of protected GIs products have gone up by 20-100 per cent, it said.
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