What is GIS?

Learn about the mapping and data analysis technology that’s powering business decisions, supporting government operations, and quietly changing the world.

Learn about GIS
A dark gray globe with a blue and green network of lines and dots around it

See the world in a new dimension

When we root ourselves in a geospatial mindset, we can understand the context of our decisions and rethink where our actions can have the most impact. We can see from several dimensions our human-made systems along with natural systems—interconnections and interdependence. We can rebuild and strengthen this sense of place to envision and change how we interact with our world.

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