Geographic Information System (GIS) uses mapping technology to gather, manage, and analyze data so the user can better understand spatial patterns on Earth's surface.
The technology incorporates positions of Earth's surface with other geographical features to define a set of characteristics about a specific area. GIS is used for a variety of projects including surveying, soil mapping, natural resource management, environmental impact analysis, and more.
lruBy using GIS mapping technology, we can gather data and analyze various areas where there might be culturally sensitive areas. This is especially important if a project is going to involve construction or re-development of an environmental landscape. By using the data provided by the GIS, we can minimize the impact on the environment by consulting with the project designers and engineers of which areas to avoid and suggest areas that would affect the cultural and environmental landscape less.