Using GIS to Improve Retail Customer Experience

The retail industry is constantly growing, especially in emerging markets characterized by new growth opportunities. The GIS market in Canada alone is worth more than $450 million, with year-over-year growth of around 13 percent. As the retail industry continues to increase in complexity, retailers must become more aware of trade areas, strategic store locations, and […]

Incorporating Drone Technology in GIS

Drones are changing our perspectives of the world. They can monitor the planet, yet they do not have the fuel or manpower requirements of conventional image-gathering aircraft. These remote-controlled flying cameras can go nearly anywhere and collect layers of data that can be used to better business processes or our quality of life. The images […]


A Geographic Information System (GIS) transforms data into a map. Analysts use it to gain insight into any relationships, patterns, or trends that may exist. These maps can be a very powerful tool, as they portray a story and help us understand what is happening in a given geographic space. A career in GIS requires […]

Revolutionary Trends in the GIS Industry

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) refers to a set of tools and applications capable of storing, manipulating, visualizing, and analyzing spatial or non-spatial data (Geographic Information System n.d.).  GIS was first used in 1968 by Roger Tomlinson to aid in regional planning, and has evolved dramatically in popularity since.  Spatial analysis has always been important, and […]

GIS Applications: Utilities

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is readily used by a growing number of organizations to improve their decision-making processes. GIS and location intelligence applications go beyond typical location finding services. They refer to a multitude of different technologies, processes, and methods related to engineering, geographical planning, and transportation, among others. They are the foundation of […]