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Environmental Science

Use this guide to find and access information on environmental science

What is GIS?

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software and data to capture, manage, analyse and display all forms of spatial data and imagery. GIS can be used to support decision making, in addition to visualising spatial data. Common types of analysis include:

  • Location, quantity and density of features
  • Spatial relationships and patterns
  • Temporal change

What is GIS? (Youtube, 1m:2s) - this video provides a brief introduction to GIS.

GIS resources