geographic information system

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geographic information system

a computer-based system that combines cartographic capabilities with electronic data processing to rapidly produce customized maps for use in epidemiologic studies.

ge·o·graph·ic in·for·ma·tion sys·tem

(jē'ŏ-graf'ik in'fōr-mā'shŭn sis'tĕm)
A computer-based system that combines cartographic capabilities with electronic data processing to rapidly produce customized maps for use in epidemiologic studies.
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