Coming less from a geography background than a software background has meant relying on many external resources to understand how GIS web resources are to be used and more importantly why they work that way.
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As with so many topics, Wikipedia provides a long explanation of Geographic Information Systems.
The shorter answer is that GIS is a set of mathematics and technology that takes any pieces of information that can be associated to a place- whether a picture, a temperature, or the number of earthquakes in the last decade- and makes it relatable to any other piece of information about that place and the places around it.
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