What is GIS mapping?
A Geographic Information System (GIS) combines layers of information about a particular location to give you a better understanding of that location. The layers of information might represent features on the ground, such as rivers, streams, roads, gas stations, restaurants, etc. Which layers of information you combine depends on your purpose - finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on.
GIS is a computer-based tool that provides the capability to do mapping and geographical analysis of Earth's features and events. Using GIS, dissimilar data can be related on the basis of common geographic location, creating new information from existing data resources.
Most data contains a geographical component: an address, census tract, zip code, city, county, or latitude/longitude coordinate.
GIS software lets you see, explore and analyze data by location, revealing hidden patterns, relationships and trends that are not readily apparent in typical spreadsheets, database tables and reports, or statistical packages.
GIS can produce beautiful maps and is a dynamic system that allows you to select and remove any criteria on the map to quickly analyze how different factors affect your model and ultimately make informed decisions for complicated problems.
Available Map Sizes
(available in Letter and Legal size)
E size 34 x 44"
D size 22 x 34"
C size 17 x 22"
B size 11 x 17"
Larger sizes can also be produced at a maximum width of 36". Indexed map books can be created at any custom scale or size needed, depending on the application. Maps can also be produced in a PDF format. A price list is available.