The Many Applications of GIS Technology

The Many Applications of GIS Technology

Have you ever wondered how is it that we are so readily able to access information about the world around us? All we have to do to learn about a location – including its climate, layout and physical features – is a search for the location on the internet. We can even see images or videos of the area online, including three-dimensional shots that can be rotated on a ground-level view! Our ancestors would have been speechless at our level of access to the globe.

How are we able to do this? What powers our ability to see the world as it is without even traveling? It is the people who do that traveling for us, and the GIS software they use.

What Is GIS Used For?

GIS technology has many uses, both in land surveying and beyond. Some of the most common include:

• Mapping and chart-making.

• Location analysis.

• Finding the “nearest neighbor” whether that be another facility or simply any other population within an area.

• Understanding the resources that a given area possesses.

• Taking note of the topographical features of an area and what limitations these might present.

Companies who specialize in GIS and other geospatial and surveying software help to facilitate these endeavors, and keep our modern world connected through mapping and understanding.

Benefits of Locational Technology

There are so many ways that the technology used by modern surveyors benefits all of us. More than just better map-making, our trade is more global, our travel and communication more international and our populations more connected in every way.

GIS software and technology like it help to make the world feel a little smaller, and help us plan projects and make the best use of increasingly-limited land resources to maximize the efficiency of our architecture. Without the modern marvel of GIS-based surveying, the world as we know it would be a very different – and a much less comfortable – place!

For more information about GIS software, visit the website www.frontierprecision.com.

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