What is the difference between GIS and a traditional map?
Both GIS and traditional maps represent the real world. One way of thinking about it is that the GIS is the data while the map is the picture. The end result of GIS analysis is often a map, or cartographic output, but it is only one of many output types. Once created, a traditional map cannot be changed. However, as an integrated system, a GIS allows users to ask new questions of a database and visualize answers.

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1. What is GIS?
2. What is the difference between GIS and a traditional map?
3. Can I download the data?
4. What projection is the City’s data stored in?
5. Can I purchase a pre-printed map?