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GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

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French Equivalent: Système d’information géographique (SIG)

Definition:
A geographical information system (GIS) can be seen as a system of hardware, software and procedures designed to support the capture, management, manipulation, analysis, modelling and display of spatially referenced data.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 1.231.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006