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Briefing sheet

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and civil engineering

21 October 2015

Aimed at Graduates and Students studying civil engineering, this briefing note focuses on GIS, its uses, and its benefits for civil engineering.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and civil engineering
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ICE's Geospatial Engineering Panel has published a series of reports concerned with various subjects such as A Civil Engineers Guide to GPS and GNSS and many others. Designed to be both informative and contemporary, the reports are updated regularly and are intended to provide accurate information to a varied audience.

This briefing report focuses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Graduates & Students, providing information to important and fundamental questions such as:

  • Why should we be interested in GIS;
  • How can GIS help in CIvil Engineering; and,
  • What are the principle things that we should know about GIS.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Content type: Briefing sheet

Last updated: 26/04/2022

Author: ICE

  • Adam Kirkup, engineering communities manager at ICE