Developed by Oklahoma 4-HDeveloped by Oklahoma 4-H
Beginnings of GISBeginnings of GIS
Began in the 1960sBegan in the 1960s
Use was mainly in the public sectorUse was mainly in the public sector
Has roots in cartography and mappingHas roots in cartography and mapping
Major influence on geography in the 1980sMajor influence on geography in the 1980sand 1990sand 1990s
Definition of GISDefinition of GIS
•ESRI defines GIS as: A collection of ESRI defines GIS as: A collection of computer hardware, software, andcomputer hardware, software, andgeographic data for capturing,geographic data for capturing,managing, analyzing, and displaying allmanaging, analyzing, and displaying allforms of geographically referencedforms of geographically referencedinformation.information.