Learn GIS Part 1

Looking to learn how to use GIS but don’t know where to start. QGIS (Quantum GIS) is a very capable free and opensource GIS that has a very active development and support community.

Don’t forget that GoMapping is a good source to help you with your first steps in GIS training contact us today.

Here is a good resource to start with aptly titled ‘A Gentle Introduction to GIS’.

The topics covered (from the table of contents) include: Continue reading

What can GIS do?

What canĀ GIS do? The acronym stands for Geographic Information Systems, but what can we do with a Geographic Information System? I found the following article (thefreedictionary.com) that I think puts it short and sweet:

“1 Location What is at …? The first of these questions seeks to find out what exists at a particular location described in various ways (e.g., place name, post or zip code, or geographic references). Continue reading