GIS India is Asia / India's first GIS journal on the promotion of GIS being published since 1992. Senior and reputed professionals are associated with the journal since its inception. In early 90's Geographical Information System (GIS) made an entry on the Information Technology Scenario.

GIS in recent times has transformed into Geo-Information technology with the integration of Mapping techniques, Surveying, Remote sensing & Satellite Imagery, photogrammetry, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Cartography. Geo-Information Technologies have the potential to make a tremendous impact on all planning & management activity. It presents a wonderful opportunity in the private & public sector for generation of useful & cost effective applications.

Sectors like Agriculture, Rural development, Irrigation, Industries & Minerals, Energy, Transport, Communications, Science, Technology & Environment are realizing the benefits of using GIS. Several States like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have in place Systems and applications based on GIS for good governance & efficient management.

Estimated manpower for providing GIS services in these sectors works out to a staggering figure of 1,40,000. This requirement is excluding Defence, Cadastral Surveys, Business & outsourcing from foreign market. Additional manpower is required for maintaining the data bases up-to-data-another challenging task. Thus in the coming years, huge manpower will be required in the field of GIS. In World Bank assisted projects use of GIS is mandatory. In India also with increasing awareness about benefits of GIS most government organizations are using GIS in any area related projects. From Forest Management, Planning, Transportation, water resources, power distribution to even Rainwater harvesting and Business, GIS is the tool that defines strategies, reviews & appraisals.