“The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it”
—Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI
GIS combines layers of information about a place to give one a better understanding of that place. Some of the factors leading to the rise in GIS are the revolution in information technology, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS) and communication technology.
Geospatial Technologies under the Futures Institute has become the Center for Geographic Information Systems - a program of study under the Engineering Technologies Division.