Welcome to GIS
PILOT, the virtual library of GIS Links. You'll find GIS
related links for all 50 states including assessor data and maps,
satellite maps, GIS links, and more.
GIS PILOT now has around 2,000 GIS
related links to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Feel
free to contact me if you find a missing or damaged link.
GIS Pilot is based out of Knoxville,
Tennessee and is comprised of former University of Tennessee
Geography students with a desire to organize the GIS links scattered
around the web.
What is GIS ?
In the strictest sense, GIS is any information system capable of
integrating, storing, editing, analyzing, sharing, and displaying
geographically referenced information. In a more generic sense, GIS is a
tool that allows users to create interactive queries (user created
searches), analyze the spatial information, edit data, maps, and present
the results of all these operations. Geographic information science is
the science underlying the geographic concepts, applications and
systems, taught in degree and GIS Certificate programs at many
universities.Geographic information system technology can be used for
scientific investigations, resource management, asset management,
environmental impact assessment, urban planning, cartography,
criminology, history, sales, marketing, and logistics.
For example, GIS might allow emergency
planners to easily calculate emergency response times in the event of a
natural disaster, GIS might be used to find wetlands that need
protection from pollution, or GIS can be used by a company to site a new
business to take advantage of a previously underserved market. (
definition by ESRI)