GIS stands for Geographic Information System. It is a powerful technology used to capture, store, analyze, manage, and present geographical or spatial data. GIS is a system that allows users to view, understand, interpret, and visualize data in relation to its geographic location.
GIS integrates different types of data, including maps, satellite imagery, and aerial photographs, all of which are geographically referenced. This means that each data point is associated with a specific location on the Earth's surface using coordinates (latitude and longitude, or other systems). By organizing and connecting this data, GIS enables users to explore relationships, patterns and trends. Some CMMS software platforms integrate with GIS.