GIS Mapping | Rusty Roberts

GIS Mapping


Wyandotte County

Johnson County

What is GIS Mapping?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) combines layers of information about a particular location to give you a better understanding of that location. The layers of information might represent features on the ground such as: rivers, streams, roads, gas stations, restaurants, etc. Which layers of information you combine depends on your purpose - finding the best location for a new home, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on.

Most data contains a geographical component: an address, census tract, zip code, city, county, or latitude/longitude coordinate.

GIS software lets you see, explore and analyze data by location, revealing hidden patterns, relationships and trends that are not readily apparent in typical spreadsheets, database tables and reports, or statistical packages.

GIS can produce beautiful maps and is a dynamic system that allows you to select and remove any criteria on the map to quickly analyze how different factors affect your model and ultimately make informed decisions for complicated problems