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Who Uses GIS?

Geographic information systems is a mature technology used by professions including environmental science, landscape and urban planning, natural resource management, public utilities. Recent advances in location-based technologies with smartphones and tablets provide mobile users with the power to collect, share, analyze and display voluminous quantities of geospatial information. The links below provide additional information on the types of users and professions who use GIS.


Who Uses GIS?

Disciplines Using GIS

GIS Libraries

Industries Using GIS 

U.S. Department of Labor Geospatial Industry Sector Technical Competencies