GIS

Cazenovia-HydrographyA geographic information system (GIS) is a set of tools used to capture, store, manage, analyze, and present geospatial information – usually in the form of a map.

A map is a geospatial communications device.

There was a time, only a few years ago, when a group of people were asked if anyone had never heard of, or did not know what GIS meant, half the room would raise their hands. Today, almost everyone takes for granted the fact that maps can be assembled using a computer, nearly as easily as any other text document or graphic image. Still, few realize how powerful the technology really is. The simple act of combining a graphic image with a table of attributes, and tying it to a location on the earths surface, has had a profound impact on how we view the world and how we make decisions.

The other pages in this section of the website describe in more detail what I do, and what I can provide for my clients:

Resource Mapping

Spatial Analysis

maps.donmeltz.com