What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a specific piece of computer software that, like a database program, allows the user to store, maintain, analyze, and display database information. What makes a GIS different from other database systems is that the information managed has a geographic or spatial context.

Based on the common denominator of geographic location, GIS ties data from many different sources into 1 common map form. This allows the user to visualize the data and see how the different data interact, resulting in a better understanding of the information and a more informed decision process.

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1. How can I obtain a user account for Beacon?
2. What extra information comes with a Beacon subscription?
3. How accurate are the property lines in Beacon?
4. What is GIS?