Khizer Z. answered 10/12/20
Environmental/Civil Engineer Specializing in ArcGIS and HEC-RAS
GIS is a way of managing and analyzing data. There are different types of GIS softwares with ArcGIS being the industry standard. GIS is used for analysis in different fields of work. To answer your question, GIS is just a tool used for database management and data analysis depending on the field you work in.