GIS trends

The Rise of GIS Terminology

Caitlin Dempsey

When did the terms GIS, geographic information systems, and geospatial start showing up in books?

The top image is a shaded relief map of the California area with greens to yellows to browns to represent the landscape. The bottom image is a detailed look at the raster cells.

Recent Advances in GIS Technology

Elizabeth Borneman

This article examines recent GIS technology advancements, such as crowdsourcing, cloud-based systems, and the potential of 4D GIS.

Chart showingThe proposed components of GIS and definitions.

The Components of GIS Evolve

GIS Contributor

This article discusses the proposed six components of GIS.