What is a GIS?

A GIS is a Geographic Information System. GIS software represents features on the earth, such as cities, roads, addresses, etc. in a digital map and database. People use GIS to visualize, question, analyze, and understand this data. GIS makes map data interactive and therefore, much more useful.

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1. What is a GIS?
2. How do I find my property lines?
3. How does Whiteside County use GIS?
4. How can I obtain a copy of a map?