Geographical Information Systems
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public and private enterprises for explaining events, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies. For more than 30 years, ESRI has been the world's leading provider of GIS software, with more than 220,000 clients worldwide, including most federal agencies and national mapping agencies, 45 of the top 50 petroleum companies, most forestry companies, and many others in dozens of industries. Below are some examples of some of ESRI's Conservation and Education programs.

RAIN interviews Charles Convis, Head of ESRI's Conservation Program
Roberta Pickert, Treasurer of the Society for Conservation GIS explains the society's International Scholarship Program
Charlie Fitzpatrick and Brenda Simmons of ESRI explain the GIS Kids Camp Program
Charlie Fitzpatrick from ESRI teaches GIS
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