What is GIS?
A Geographic Information System or GIS is a computer system that allows you to map, model, query, and analyse large quantities of data within a single database according to their location. GIS gives you the power to:
- Create maps
- Integrate information
- Visualise scenarios
- Develop effective solutions
- Present powerful ideas
GIS is a tool used by individuals, organisations, schools, governments, and businesses seeking innovative ways to solve their problems. GIS stores information about the world as a collection of layers that can be linked together by a common locational component such as latitude and longitude, postal code, census tract, or street address. These geographic references allow you to locate features on the earth's surface for analysis of patterns and trends. Dozens of map layers can be arrayed to display information about transportation networks, hydrography, population characteristics, economic activity, and political jurisdictions enabling you to identify trends that may otherwise be hidden.
What can you do with Canada GIS software?
Maptitude: A secure and affordable GIS solution
Maptitude GIS includes everything you need to get started with your mapping analysis for only US$695. Maptitude includes a FREE country package ($595 value) that includes an up-to-date street layer with addresses for pin-mapping (geocoding) and travel time information for computing routes and drive-time rings. Also included are building footprints for many urban locations, railroads, and comprehensive named landmarks that range from public facilities to commercial buildings including shops, restaurants, and retail stores. The Canada country package also includes postal data and detailed demographics. In addition, Maptitude has no subscription fees, and supports secure off-line data storage.