Geographic Information System

Geography SSS1 Third Term


Geographic Information System

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Meaning of Geographic Information System
  2. Importance of Geographic Information System
  3. How to use GIS


Geographic information system

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage,  and present all types of spatial or geographical data.

The acronym GIS is sometimes used for geographical information science or geospatial information studies to refer to the academic discipline or career of working with geographic information systems and is a large domain within the broader academic discipline of Geoinformatics. What goes beyond a GIS is a spatial data infrastructure, a concept that has no such restrictive boundaries.

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