Kicking off a Carrier Management Roundtable event on geospatial information systems in mid-October, titled “Seeing Through the Clouds: Satellites in Insurance,” panel moderator Mike Fitzgerald, principal insurance analyst for CB Insights, defined geospatial information systems (GIS), offering an explanation from the American Association for the Advancement of Science website. (“What are geospatial technologies?” at

“GIS is a collection of technologies involved with mapping the Earth—and with deriving insights from information that help explain what is happening on our planet,” he said.

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