Archive for GIS Technology

The 2 Different Types of GIS Data

The 2 Different Types of GIS Data

There are 2 categories of data utilized in geographic information systems: Vector Data and Raster Data. This distinction goes back to the founding days of GIS technology, when there were two major types of geographic information systems, one worked with raster data...

How does GIS work?

How does GIS work?

On the surface, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial analysis can seem quite mysterious. Where does all that data come from? How can it be rendered into maps? Is it really possible to ask questions about maps—to use them for analysis? Let’s take a...