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What do people use GIS for?

GIS is at work around the world and across your neighborhood. Here's a list of everyday tasks for which GIS is used:

Planning school bus routes based on student residences
Studying water consumption patterns in arid areas
Designing noise abatement buffer zones around an airport
Mapping current sewer service areas and projected need
Profiling present bank customers by branch office
Identifying telephone market territories across the country
Researching changing wildlife habitat in a national park
Modeling hurricane evacuation scenarios in a coastal city
Laying out neighborhood newspaper delivery routes
Analyzing patterns of toxic wastes in area soils
Documenting archaeological sites and findings
Viewing global vegetation cover from satellite images