GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is software that blends the power of a map with the power of a database to allow people to create, manage and analyse information, particularly information about location.
Uses of GIS
Mapping data reveals information about locations and populations vital for a range of sectors, across health, education, manufacturing and insurance. GIS means the latest mapping data can be communicated and used most effectively.
Use the links on this page to discover the uses of geospatial data, including types of attribute data in GIS and environmental GIS data. You can also visit our Developer area for GIS map examples, tutorials and articles or register on our OS Data Hub for access to map API's and open location data.