Who uses GIS Software – Organisations and Departments

Who uses GIS

GIS software is being used widely in almost all fields. GIS softwares are used by individual people, communities, research institutions, environmental scientists, health organisations, land use planners, businesses, and government agencies at all levels. Uses range from information storage; spatial pattern identification; visual presentation of spatial relationships; remote sensing – all sometimes made available through internet web interfaces, involving large numbers of users, data collectors, specialists and/or community participants. Many government agencies use GIS software to help in planning and organizing their geographic data. Many police departments, fire departments and other emergency services have begun to use GIS to help in their daily operations. GIS software can help officials track crime, find the shortest route to emergencies and more.

GIS has gained such a large uses because of the flexibility provided by it and the number of platforms on which it can run.

Who uses GIS

Top Five Benefits of GIS software

GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS. The benefits of GIS generally fall into five basic categories:

  • Cost Savings and Increased Efficiency
  • Better Decision Making
  • Improved Communication
  • Better Recordkeeping
  • Managing Geographically

Some of the users of GIS are mentioned below

  • Urban Planning, Management & Policy
    • Zoning, subdivision planning
    • Land acquisition
    • Economic development
    • Code enforcement
    • Housing renovation programs
    • Emergency response
    • Crime analysis
    • Tax assessment
  • Environmental Sciences
    • Monitoring environmental risk
    • Modeling stormwater runoff
    • Management of watersheds, floodplains, wetlands, forests, aquifers
    • Environmental Impact Analysis
    • Hazardous or toxic facility siting
    • Groundwater modeling and contamination tracking
  • Political Science
    • Redistricting
    • Analysis of election results
    • Predictive modeling
  • Civil Engineering/Utility
    • Locating underground facilities
    • Designing alignment for freeways, transit
    • Coordination of infrastructure maintenance
  •  Business
    • Demographic Analysis
    • Market Penetration/ Share Analysis
    • Site Selection
  • Education Administration
    •  Attendance Area Maintenance
    •  Enrollment Projections
    •  School Bus Routing
  • Real Estate
    • Neighborhood land prices
    • Traffic Impact Analysis
    • Determination of Highest and Best Use
  • Health Care
    • Epidemiology
    •  Needs Analysis
    •  Service Inventory

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