This fact sheet can be used as ten minute GIS tutorial. It explains the key terms and concepts of Geographical Information Systems in a quick and easy way. Read this and gain sufficient understanding of GIS to call any bluffs or ask important questions. This GIS tutorial is useful for managers, professionals and educators alike.
This graphic shows the layers and components of the INSPIRE networking service architecture as defined by the technical annexes of the European Union INSPIRE directive for geographical information.