Welcome to 101GIS

Did you know that the Canadian government hired Roger Tomlinson to develop the world’s first geological information system (GIS) in 1963? Since then, GIS systems have come a long way and are now a critical part of global telecommunications infrastructure.

Be Part of a Global Collaboration

GIS gives everyone the ability to create accurate digital maps that are helping to solve global problems. GIS evolved to include data sharing and collaboration. It is used to build a continuous, interoperating database covering the entire world. Hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of researchers share their GIS efforts by creating billions of GIS maps.

GIS maps are used to reveal stories, show patterns, track trends, and uncover relationships between everything. The GIS system is web-based using cloud computing services integrated with real-time information provided by the Internet of Things (IoT). GIS can be described as the nervous system of the Earth.

As the world tries to grapple with climate change impacts, GIS plays an integral role in understanding the problems. Tracking the changes may provide insights into the solutions through the commonly understood language of mapping.

GIS Courses and Certifications

We cover everything about GIS on this website, including how to become a GIS specialist and how to choose the right software, equipment, training courses, and certification programs. We also share theoretical material and current research on the subject and practical tips about how to learn about GIS systems. We hope you benefit from our experience and that our guidance will help you become a world-class GIS-specialist.

I love to spend time outdoors, and I have even put together a survival kit for activities such as hiking and camping. One item that is always included…

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As someone who enjoys racing RC speed cars, I decided to become more involved and find the best GPS for RC speed runs. Although it felt like there…

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Since I was a young child, I have been a huge fan of compasses. I have always had the question in my mind of why does a compass…

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As someone who enjoys maps and navigation systems, I came across two highly used systems called the Geographic Information System (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS). My…

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If you are planning to go hiking or mountain biking in a national park having a wrist compass is an absolute must, especially if you are not familiar…

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Recently, I have become fascinated with the world of geocaching, which is an activity that requires individuals to search for “caches” or hidden containers of objects. As Electric…

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Reference Map vs. Thematic Map

As we move into GIS (Geographic Information Science), we will often start working with a reference map of some sort, setting borders or marking landmarks. Then, we layer…

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Vector data vs Raster Data

You may be interested to know more about vector and raster data. In this article, I will provide details about the two different types of data, give reviews…

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If you are interested in learning how to create the perfect GIS portfolio, you have come to the right place. In this article, I will teach you the importance…

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The internet is full of fantastic maps that inform, inspire, and get your brain working in new ways. These collected maps are all at the top of their…

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