A short ESRI animation explaining Geographic Information Systems in a specially didatic way. GIS is a system to record, analyze and present spatial information on maps, allowing better decision making using geography. Traders use GIS to choose the location of new stores to sell specific products to the local public. It’s used by environmental organizations to mitigate the consequences of global warming. Electric companies use to locate specific parts that need repairs and to do them more efficiently. The police use it to identify patterns in criminal activities and plan operations more strategically. View information and trends is much easier on maps than spreadsheets. GIS is a software that runs on computers connected to powerful servers, which can now be accessed even by smartphones. GIS are informations about the real world divided into layers. Each layer contains informations of the same type.
In actual examples, Nike and Levis use GIS to expand its stores and to price their products. The Environmental Department of Ireland uses it to manage the conservation of national parks, maintaining biodiversity and historical monuments. The Department of Education of Ireland uses GIS to ensure the number of schools for children in certain neighborhoods. The Police Department of Northern Ireland was able to reduce crime statistics and also operating costs thanks to GIS. Resuming, better decisions from geography. Maps make sense.