Where can you use GIS?
GIS software has been developed for desktop, web and mobile, so whether it’s needed in the office or in the field there is a suitable option for all. The software a company chooses to use depends on its goals and workflow processes.
GIS is most commonly used on the desktop – i.e., where the software is installed directly onto individual PCs. GIS for desktop allows for complex geoprocessing and analytical work, which need a large amount of computer processing power.
Web GIS software can be used without installing software on computers – all mapping and analysis is done online and in the cloud, meaning that the maps can be opened up again from a different location or the link easily shared with other people.
GIS software developed for smart phones and tablets means that it can be used anywhere at any time. This is particularly advantageous for fieldwork, with rugged tablets/laptops enabling GIS use even in the most difficult environments. The mobile software normally connects back into desktop/web software for full integration between field and office.
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