This is hypothetical so don't ask for details:
I've heard of this GIS thing with computers and maps and stuff and it sounds like it might apply to this project I'm working on. Could you explain what it is in enough detail for me to decide if it's worth me spending time/money looking in to?
In short, I'm asking for a (long) elevator pitch on what GIS offers.
While the answers so far have said a few things that GIS does, nobody has given a picture of what GIS is that differentiates it, that makes it more than just a minor specialty in IT (like C++ or Python).
As a starting point, is the following wrong and if so how?
GIS uses computers to deal with and analyse multiple data sets that are interconnected/related by location information.
GIS can help answer questions like:
- What is common to these locations?
- Where do these conditions exist?