What is Geographic Information System (GIS) Software?

Geographic Information System (GIS) Software is used to help analyze, visualize, and interpret geographical data to understand trends, patterns, and cause-effect relationships. It may be deployed in the cloud or on an internal server.

GIS tools are important in many companies’ operations outside of geoscience-specific industries, such as it pertains to asset maintenance, transportation, construction, and field service management.

In such cases, GIS software will normally focus on gathering, analyzing, and displaying data to aid in managing business operations.

GIS data typically displays various types of data on one map to help facilitate deep analysis and utilize as much data as possible.

GIS integrations often encompass CAD, building information modeling (BIM), and other drafting and design tools to help collect data from various sources to improve its overall value and utility.