Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about GIS
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a combination of hardware, software, and data that enables analysis of the location and characteristics of geographic phenomena. For a more complete explanation, visit www.gis.com.
Who is using GIS at Iowa State University?
GIS is being used by a wide variety of students, staff, and faculty in a number departments and organizations associated with the university, including geography, anthropology, civil engineering, economics, forestry, geology, medicine, and zoology.
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