What Is GIS?

Photo by Carl D. Walsh for CRS

Photo by Carl D. Walsh for CRS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system designed to allow the user to interact with geographical data, in order to better manage, learn from and present the available information.  The technology is used by CRS to make our projects more efficient and effective.

The third Wednesday in November (November 16 this year) is recognized by the National Geographic Society as GIS Day. The graphic below demonstrates CRS’ use of GIS to more effectively fulfill our mission of assisting the poor overseas.  The graphic is available as a PDF in English, Spanish, and French.

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