Uses of GIS

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The start of a mind map about the uses of GIS - for students to use to develop their own ideas from to make their own mind maps
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Uses of GIS

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  • GIS stands for Geographical Information Systems. It means information that is shown in a computerised map
1 Government
1.1 Where are more schools needed
1.1.1 based on areas with high birth rates
2 emergency services
2.1 Police
2.1.1 looking at crime patterns
2.1.1.1 Working out which places need more police
2.1.2 Trying to predict future crime areas
2.2 Health services
2.3 Hazard management
2.3.1 Earthquakes
2.3.2 flooding
3 Businesses
3.1 shops
3.2 Electricity companies
4 Farming
4.1 Where are different soils
4.1.1 To work out which crops to grow
5 Transport
5.1 using weather maps
5.1.1 to plan safe journeys
6 Scientists and research
6.1 Studying climate
6.2 Studying population
6.2.1 Looking at migration patterns
6.2.2 Looking at how wealth varies
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