In general, GIS can be applied to many phases of a research project. Many people use GIS to perform
- Data collection
- Data management and storage
- Data analysis
GIS can be used to collect data in the field using mobile applications. Many different industries and academic disciplines can streamline field data collection efforts and ensure greater accuracy by using mobile GIS. Mobile field data collection can be easily integrated with desktop- or server-based GIS to manage, edit, and store data. Using a variety of tools in desktop- or server-based GIS and extensions, data can be analyzed to find significant patterns and illustrate results.