Geographic Information Systems/GIS

By: Mikayla, Cynthia, Fatima, and Drew

What it is made of?

A GIS is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data. And it is designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. The main use of a GIS is that it is a computer system capable of holding and using data describing places on the earth's surface.

Who and where was it invented?

The first GIS was developed by Dr. Roger Tomlinson. It was invented in Canada. It was called the Canada Geographic Information System (CGIS). And was used to store, analyze, and manipulate data collected for the Canada Land Inventory.

How has it impacted the way people use their resources?

It makes it easier for scientists to study the ground and different geographic areas.

How has it impacted the way people interact with others?

It really doesn't impact how people interact.

How has it impacted where people are able to live?

It impacts where people live because the GIS helps you understand the different vegetations, so it helps you by seeing how safe or dangerous the ground can be.

What is the impact of you innovation on Globalization?

It makes it easier to understand where buildings are going to be built and if it is safe or not.

​How does it work?

A system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data.

What is it’s impact on society?

The first known use of the term "geographic information system" was by Roger Tomlinson.