20 GIS Applications Every GIS Specialist Should Know
The word GIS is not an alien word to an average computer user out there. What may be alien is the extent of usage and functions of GIS. Not even all GIS users can fully comprehend the scope of GIS.
We all know GIS (Geographic information systems) is an important tool to capture, store, analyze and manage spatially data for a multitude of purposes. This multi-purpose functions and usage of GIS has made various discipline adopt GIS software. GIS is now applied to various disciplines where it is used for variety of functions and analyses. This article will shed on twenty important GIS applications and uses cutting across various disciplines.
The following are twenty important GIS applications from various disciplines:
20. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS AND GIS APPLICATION
Due to an ever evolving landscape, atmospheric conditions and ecosystem, it has become paramount to monitor these changes. The application of GIS in this terrain has been phenomenal. It gives us better insight into various activities that can have negative environmental effect. GIS is a useful tool to predict and account for how climate change will alter habitats or destroy ecosystems, which will causes animals to move around to survive.