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"Living in a foreign country is always challenging especially in the first days. Being a non-European living in Germany, language is the biggest problem. GIS-based apps help me in locating important POIs like city administration buildings, pharmacies, restaurants, banks, and most importantly, the fastest possible way to reach them with time. It's extremely tough to think a life in a foreign land without GIS!"
"I always get lost and I always need my GPS to help me in find locations on a daily basis."
"The use of GIS is always helpful when you are adventuring the world. Stopping to view certain landmarks, grabbing a quick meal, knowing the landscape, retrieving accurate directions, or checking best locations to visit make all the difference."
"I use GIS to help me explore new places and plan my trips. It has been helpful in navigating through my tours."
"My family and I have been vegan all our lives and always struggled finding vegetarian restaurants where we live and where we travel. With the smartphone revolution and the availability of countless location-based apps, finding a good vegan restaurant hasn't been difficult in many parts of the world I traveled in the last few years. Plus, ordering food from my home and giving my location has never been easier. Maps and GIS have become an integral part of my life and helped in my conviction to stay vegan!"
"I use maps to locate the restaurants with the best offers and deals."
"GIS helps me drive to locations and order food online."
"I use GIS in navigation and teaching environmental science and analyzing environmental conditions locally and globally."
"I use GIS in my laboratory for natural hazards forecasting."
"GIS has been there nearly every step of the way, helping make life more comfortable and safe. All through the power of geography and GIS!"
"I use digital maps whenever I have food or items to be delivered to my house. Determining my exact location makes sure that the items arrive on time."
"During the new year’s celebration in Sharjah, I used GIS to determine the best place where my family can sit down and watch the fireworks display. With GIS, I found the best spot, away from the crowd with a clear view of the sky. However, my wife preferred to be in a different area to be with the crowd. GIS is powerful but in my experience, my wife has overpowered GIS."
"It's been 8 years for me in the UAE but I am fully dependent on GIS navigation applications. It suggests the best route to reach a destination and it shows live traffic status so I can plan my visit accordingly. GIS helps me save time."
"GIS is everywhere around us, I use it to order food, to drive, to locate something, to enhance my daily life experience with things and much more."
"While looking for a new apartment I usually explore all facilities, supermarkets, malls, and parks nearby. I also have to consider how far it is from my place of work. GIS is the best way to look around the area and see if it is the right choice for me or not."
"Think about this: the clock rings at 6:00AM. You get up and turn on the lights. Have you ever wondered how do the utility companies manage to provide electricity to our homes? Not just one company but several other companies utilizing various technologies make this possible. A typical utility company serving millions of customers uses GIS to provide electricity to thousands of transmission and distribution lines and utility poles just to give you light whenever you need to achieve your daily tasks."
"We use GIS everyday to monitor our assets and guarantee the safety of our people."
"GIS provides great value in telecommunication and urban planning."
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