GIS offers you a new way to map the world around you.
GIS can map:
Where things are: allows you to find places that have the features you’re looking for and to see patterns.
Quantities: Map quantities to find places that meet specific criteria so that you better understand what action to take.
Densities: Allows you to measure the number of features using a uniform areal unit so you can clearly see the distribution.
Find What’s Inside: Can monitor what’s happening thus prompting specific action by mapping what’s inside a specific area.
Find What’s Nearby: GIS can help you find out what’s occurring within a set distance of a feature by mapping what’s nearby.
Change: Map the change in an area to anticipate future conditions, decide on a course of action, or to evaluate the results of an action or policy. By mapping where and how things move over a period of time, you can gain insight into how they behave.