Definitions for "Geographical Information Systems"
Keywords:  gis, spatial, thematic, map, hypotheses
a geographic database that contains information about the distribution of physical and human characteristics of places or areas. In order to test hypotheses, maps of one characteristic or a combination can be produced from the database to analyze the data relationships.
systems, linked to databases, specifically designed for graphically displaying geographical information
A geographical information system ( GIS) merges information in a computer database with spatial coordinates on a digital map.