Geographical Information System

Geographical Information System, also known as GIS, is a system used for capturing, store, analyzing and interpreting spatial data. Apps such as, Google Maps, Google Earth, Google Street and GPS (Global Positioning System) is a type of GIS. In past five weeks, every Friday afternoon, a couple of other Liger students and I have been going to a GIS training course at Open Development Cambodia, a non-governmental organization in Phnom Penh that runs a “Open Data” website. Throughout the course I learned about different types of files (.sph, .dbf,..) and how to use ArcMap to create maps.

Below are some of the products:

A map of my province
A map of Cambodia (2014)