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GIS Ed Community Blog: Why is GIS Valuable?

GIS Ed Community Blog: Why is GIS Valuable? | Geography Education | Scoop.it
The advent of another GIS Day provides a good opportunity to reflect upon the value of GIS. GIS is used, according to some estimates, by 1.5 million people each day, and by over 400,000 organizations.


Favorite quote in the article: "GIS is also valuable because it is not one tool but a system containing hundreds of tools in a single environment."


Via Andrew Shears, PhD
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Reaction on Post's comment, August 30, 2012 1:48 PM
It's amazing to see how helpful GIS can be. Without it, I believe the world would be much less advanced than it is.
Sam Henry's comment, September 4, 2012 10:19 AM
It's amazing to think how people used to have to make maps. Growing up with technology, one doesn't realize what people had to do to convey the same data without GIS
Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 4, 2012 6:57 PM
Until reading this article I would have never known how valuable GIS really is to so many people. 1.5 million people each day,by over 400,000 organizations use GIS, thats amazing. It is also so valuable because it has made the job of those creating maps a lot easier. They now have more time to analyze spatial data, examine patterns, relationships, and trends, and not just spend hours and hours to create one map. Overall GIS is a valuable and useful tool for a variety of reasons not just in map making but also in communicating complex ideas.
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