What Is GIS?

GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, refers to the use of mapping techniques to produce maps for specific purposes. It is basically a powerful mapping tool that, with the right help and support, can provide valuable information about your conservation work.

GiC’s aim is to to establish a core group of volunteers with technical GIS expertise who can help conservation groups harness that mapping tool for the benefit of their conservation work.

Try Wikipedia if you would like to learn more about GIS, and how it could be a useful tool for your conservation work.

Esri, which sponsors GiC and its work,  is another source of information about GIS.


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