Geographic Information System (GIS)



A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth’s surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This enables people to more easily see, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships. GIS can use any information that includes location. The location can be expressed in many different ways, such as latitude and longitude, address, or PIN code. Many different types of information can be compared and contrasted using GIS. The system can include data about people, such as population, income, or education level. It can include information about the land, such as the location of streams, pipelines, routes, etc.

GIS   Applications

GIS has wide range of application and uses:

  • Cost saving: GIS improves and optimize routes for you thus results in cost saving. A simple GIS Application can save upto 40%.
  • Faster Decision Making: GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc. Making correct decisions about location is critical to the success of an organization.
  • Improved Communication: Imagine getting the statistics in the visual format instead of the numbers and tables.GIS present the data on maps and color codes it, which results in better representation and understanding of the Data.GIS is based on visualization which helps in better understanding of the situation
  • Better Record Keeping: Many organizations have a primary responsibility of maintaining authoritative records about the status and change of geography.
  • Manage Geographically: In government and many large corporations, GIS is becoming essential to understand what is going on. Senior administrators and executives at the highest levels of government use GIS information products to communicate. These products provide a visual framework for conceptualizing, understanding, and prescribing action. Examples include briefings about various geographic patterns and relationships including land use, crime, the environment, and Defence/security situations.

GIS benefits organizations in
almost every industry

  • GIS allows you to map the location of objects: Natural resources, cultural resources, wells, pipelines, water lines, streams, roads, and houses are all examples of data that can be inventoried and displayed using GIS. Specific street addresses and coordinate data (i.e., longitudes and latitudes) can be accurately situated on a map using geocoding methods. Future conditions of resources can be predicted based on current and historical data.
  • A GIS can help you organize and centralize your data: together based on a location, such as address. This could enable all departments of an organization to have access to, and share the same data, and ensure all departments and individuals are using the most up-to-date information.
  • Spatially-enabled websites can provide an excellent tool for education and public information: Websites can be developed with GIS software for either the internet or a company intranet which can help your company, organization or department effectively convey information to members of a private group, or to the public at large. Maps can be created dynamically and served over the web.

GTI provides following services
to GIS Sector

  • Application Development
  • Mapping
  • Data Related Services
  • Remote Sensing
  • Satellite Image
  • Photogrammetry
  • Solution Specific Services