What is “GIS” and where can I learn more about it?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a suite of software and best practices for working with spatial data (data that have a location component). Using a GIS, we can visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. These insights can help improve communication, efficiency, management, decision-making, and more. To learn more about GIS, you can start with this explanation from Esri or this article on GIS Lounge. You may also visit our Helpful Links page to connect with additional GIS resources in our region and beyond.

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1. What is “GIS” and where can I learn more about it?
2. What are the GIS Submission Requirements?
3. How do I report errors from private web mapping services, such as Google Maps?
4. Where can I find maps?
5. Is GIS data available to download?
6. How can I contact the Bothell GIS Services team?