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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)

Applications and Use of GIS

The following links help describe how GIS can be used.

Related Assistance and Information

GIS Specialist

Eric Arnold

Contact:

Room 236
John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996
arnold@utk.edu

 

Subjects:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

UT Libraries GIS Services Webpage

Map & Geospatial Data Librarian

Greg March
Contact:
Room 236A
John C. Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37996
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