GIS (Geographic Information System)

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GIS (Geographic Information System) is a system for capturing, storing, displaying, analyzing, and managing data and associated attributes which are spatially referenced.

Related Terms:

GIS Attribute

Tabular information about features contained in GIS data.

GIS Data Layer

A spatial dataset containing a common feature type.

GIS Data Provider

A person or group who is responsible for maintaining authoritative GIS data for a given service area.

GIS Feature

Representation of a real-world object in a GIS as a single geometric object

Relevant NENA Documents
Note: To find and download the document, copy the document number (like NENA-STA-010) from below and search the NENA Standards and Documents page.


  • NENA-STA-006, NENA Standard for NG9-1-1 GIS Data Model
  • NENA-INF-028, NENA Information Document for GIS Data Stewardship for Next Generation 9-1-1