Geographic Information Systems, also known as GIS Software, are used to store, manage, visualize and analyze various types of geographic and spatial data. These solutions enable users to generate maps as well as other graphical representations of geographic information.
Common features include the ability to measure distance, find travel times, as well as generate maps with multiple layers.
There are also a wide range of advanced geographical analysis capabilities such as territory building, proximity analysis, geographic overlays, hot-spot mapping, weighted center calculations, surface analysis, spatial filtering, and internet mapping.
Many businesses also use these solutions to facilitate collaboration on asset and location data entry through features such as asset management, work order management, GPS support, and routing optimization. As such, GIS solutions can effectively function as an asset data repository.