A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based system that stores geographically referenced data, links it with non-graphic attributes (data in tables) allowing for a wide range of information processing including manipulation, analysis and modeling. A GIS also provides for map display and production.
At BC CAHS, we have the ability to develop customized GIS according to your needs. The advantages of GIS include:
- Explores both geographical and thematic components of data in a holistic way
- Stresses geographical aspects of a research question
- Allows handling and exploration of large volumes of data
- Allows integration of data from widely disparate sources
- Allows analysis of data to explicitly incorporate location
- Allows a wide variety of forms of visualisation