Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Geographic Information System (GIS)?
An information system that is designed to work with data referenced by spatial or geographic coordinates. In other words, a GIS is both a database system with specific capabilities for spatially-referenced data, as well as a set of operations for working [analysis] with the data

Is there a standard for representing latitude and longitude?
Yes. ISO 6709:1983 Standard Representation of Latitude, Longitude and Altitude for Geographic Point Locations

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