Who Uses GIS?

Thousands of organizations use GIS to solve problems and improve processes. Learn best practices and get ideas on how you can implement GIS in your organization or community.

See how businesses, governments, educators and scientists, environmental and conservation organizations, natural resource groups, and utilities benefit from using GIS.

All types of businesses can benefit from using GIS technology to support marketing, optimizing business openings and closings, segmenting consumer data, and managing fleets.

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Governments of all sizes use GIS to analyze complex situations and create solutions across disciplines. GIS helps them increase efficiency, reduce costs, improve coordination, and deliver transparency and accountability.

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GIS technology provides educators with tools to develop a greater understanding of our world. GIS helps prepare students to meet the demands of the twenty-first-century workforce, whether they are involved in science, government, or business.


GIS is a tool that manages, analyzes, and models data from our environment so that we can make decisions based on that information to better conserve its resources and protect its biodiversity.

Foresters use GIS for system processes

Natural resource managers rely on the analytical power of GIS for help in making critical decisions about managing the earth's resources.

Mobile GIS enables field personnel to locate facilities

GIS provides utility and communication companies with a common platform to access business data, manage assets, update network information, integrate work orders, find customer information, and prepare reports.

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