Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of Geographic Information System (GIS)

Translation: système d'information géographique (SIG)

Definition: An information system that uses a spatial database to provide answers to queries of a geographical nature through a variety of manipulations, such as sorting, selective retrieval, calculation, spatial analysis, and modeling.

Other Definition: None

Synonym: None