Definition: Geographic information system (GIS)

Land Use/Land Cover

A Geographic information system (GIS) is
· a system for input, storage, manipulation, and output of geographic information 
· a class of software 
· a practical instance of a GIS combines software with hardware, data, a user, etc., to solve a problem, support a decision, help to plan
(GOODCHILD 1997)
Source:
Eurostat, "Manual of concepts on land cover and land use information systems (2000 Edition)", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2001
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