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Happy GIS Day!

Most of us have used Google Maps or Google Earth at one stage or another, but have you ever wondered how it works?

It’s called GIS, and this week marked international GIS Day (18 November 2015).

NACC activites map

According to ESRI, GIS is: “A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyse, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.”

So GIS at its most basic, is computerised mapping… like Google Earth.

GIS Day is a celebration of all things spatial, showcasing real-world applications of how this powerful technology is making a difference in our society.

NARvis is filled with many example of GIS maps, which you can check out through the Map Gallery, to see them all in one place.

SLIP the new Landgate map service, boasts lots of maps and data for you to use, and it’s all free!

Check out a couple of NACC’s interactive GIS maps below.

Click on the icons and tabs for more information. View full page map.

Click on the icons and tabs for more information. View full page map.

Go to the online Photo-viewer.

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