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GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a computerized mapping system that stores, displays and analyzes any type of data that has a geographic location. A GIS takes data from a table, spreadsheet, or database and creates a map. It allows you to view, understand, and visualize your data in ways that are simply not possible using rows and columns. GIS also permits you to work with large quantities of data. Data can be combined from many different sources and displayed simultaneously as layers of information stacked on top of each other.
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Match to Symbols in a StyleThis method allows the user to import a file that contains style information for a given attribute. The attribute data is matched to data in the style file, and the appropriate display style is displayed from the style file.