Components of a GIS map A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. ?With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations—helping users make smarter decisions.
(Credit: ESRI.com, "What Is GIS?")
Components of a GIS map
Mont Belvieu's Public GIS Website "About how many square feet is my lot?"
"How far is is from my house to the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center?"
"How can I learn more about City facilities?"
"What would be a good 3-mile route for my walking group?"
These are the types of questions where GIS can help.