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What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems

In the strictest sense, a GIS is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information (that is data identified according to their locations). Practitioners also regard the total GIS as including operating personnel and the data that go into the system.  (Source: US Geological Survey)


(Source: US Geological Survey)

Related Assistance and Information

Applications and Use of GIS

The following links help describe how GIS can be used.

Scholars' Collaborative

GIS Specialist

Eric Arnold


Room 236
John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996



Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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