As you saw in the video, geospatial technology has made geography an ordinary part of life for those not involved in the geospatial profession. In this lesson, you were introduced to GIS, the role GIS plays in energy-related siting decisions, and GIS software and hardware. Finally, you were asked to review an example of a transmission line siting study to help you understand that process.
As geospatial technologies become integrated into our daily lives, an understanding of what GIS is and how it can be used to solve real-world problems will be an asset you can leverage in your careers. For those who have a desire to explore GIS further and to develop an in-depth knowledge of GIS software and applications, many new and exciting opportunities will be open in business, industry, and government.
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