A geographic information system (GIS) is a spatial database management system combined with a software tool that can create, manage, analyse and map all types of spatial and non-spatial data.
Toblers First Law of Geography states: “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things”. GIS can help us investigate these relationships and find patterns, relationships and anomalies within geographic data.
A GIS can connect data to a map, combining all types of descriptive data (what things are like) with locational data (where the things are). This provides a solid foundation for analysis and mapping that is used in almost every industry. The system can help analysists and managers understand relationships and patterns in a geographical context.
These systems can be, and are, utilised in many different technologies, processes, methods and techniques. There are many operations and various applications that integrate GIS, relating to engineering, planning, management, transport/logistics, insurance, communications and business. Any service that offers location-enabled services will be relying upon some form of GIS.
Using either data supplied by the client or open-source data we can offer bespoke mapping services based upon the client’s needs: