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It's a problem that we are still asking 'what is GIS." Should the ackronym be retired?

  • 1.  It's a problem that we are still asking 'what is GIS." Should the ackronym be retired?

    Moderator
    Posted 11-16-2017 20:48


  • 2.  RE: It's a problem that we are still asking 'what is GIS." Should the ackronym be retired?

    Pitney Bowes
    Posted 11-17-2017 10:52

    I think everyone needs to understand that GIS is a tool; a software solution. It's not an industry; it may be a technology sector, but it has been problematic to define because it is a broad technology that encompasses many facets of using digital map data, other locadtion-based data and software to support its analysis.



  • 3.  RE: It's a problem that we are still asking 'what is GIS." Should the ackronym be retired?

    Posted 11-17-2017 11:10

    Well it is also a subject taught (and qualifications) in schools and colleges around the world. It would be difficult to change?.



  • 4.  RE: It's a problem that we are still asking 'what is GIS." Should the ackronym be retired?

    Posted 11-18-2017 03:39
    Agree. I like either Location Intelligence or Location Science that encompasses everything including 'geo'.