GIS 2016 conference is organised with the theme “Strategies expanding on GIS: Making sense of remote sensing".
Geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based tool for mapping and examining the changes on earth. Geographical information system (GIS) is designed to capture, store and manage all types of geographical data. GIS technology integrates common database operations, such as query and statistical analysis, with maps. GIS manages location-based information and provides tools for display and analysis of various statistics, including population characteristics, economic development opportunities, and vegetation types. GIS allows you to link databases and maps to create dynamic displays. Whereas remote sensing is the art and science of making measurements of the earth using sensors on aircrafts or satellites. These sensors collect data in the form of images and provide specialized capabilities for manipulating, analysing, and visualizing those images. Remote sensed imagery is integrated within a GIS. Remote sensing is the accession of information about the object without any physical contact.