What is GIS?
Geographic Information System (GIS) links locational (spatial) and database (tabular) information and enables a person to visualize patterns, relationships, and trends. This process gives an enitrely new perspective to data analysis that cannot be seen in table or list format.
Geographic information system technology can be used for scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, archaeology, environmental impact assessment, urban planning, cartography, criminology, geographic history, marketing, logistics, and other purposes. For example, GIS might allow emergency planners to easily calculate emergency response times in the event of a natural disaster.
Server-based GIS can be defined as centrally hosted GIS computing, and it allows applications to be centrally managed. A person can connect to the central GIS servers using desktop GIS software, web browsers, custom applications and mobile computing devices.
Server-based GIS services include:
* Geoprocessing services
* Optimization & customization