How Do You Say GIS in Different Languages? GIS Around the World

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The use of GIS around the world continues to grow.   Daratech, a GIS research firm, found that the GIS industry grew worldwide 10.3% in 2010 to US$4.4 billion with a forecast of an additional 8.3% growth to almost US$5 billion  in 2011. According to a report on the GIS market from Global Industry Analysts, Inc (GIA), the GIS industry is expected to growth to a worldwide to US$10.6 Billion by 2015.

Esri, a GIS software maker, hosts one of the largest geographic information conferences in the world.  At last year’s 2012 International User Conference held in San Diego, over 15,000 attendees from 130 countries attended.

Given the prolific use of GIS around the world, how many different languages is the term geographic information systems translated into?  Listed here is a growing list of the term geographic information systems (GIS) in different languages.

Is there a language missing?  Email your GIS translation to editor@gislounge.com

GIS in Different Languages

LanguageName for Geographic Information SystemsAbbreviation
AlbanianSisteme Gjeografike të Informacionit
Arabic

نظم المعلومات الجغرافية

ArmenianԱշխարհագրական տեղեկատվական համակարգԱՏՀ
AzerbaijanCoğrafi informasiya sistemiCIS
BalarusianГеаінфармацыйныя сістэмыГІС
BasqueGeografia-informazioko sistemenGIS
BosnianGeografski informacioni sistemGIS
BulgarianГеографска информационна системаГИС
CatalanSistema d’informació geogràficaSIG
Chinese地理信息系统
CroatianGeografski informacijski sustavGIS
CzechGeografický informační systémGIS
DanishGeografisk informationssystemGIS
DutchGeografisch informatiesysteemGIS
EestiGeoinfosüsteemGIS
EnglishGeographic Information SystemGIS
English (Canada)Geomatics
EsperantoGeografia informa sistemoGIS
Farsi

سامانه اطلاعات جغرافیایی

FinnishPaikkatietojärjestelmä
FrenchSystème d’information géographiqueSIG
GalicianSistema de información xeográficaSIX
Georgiaგეოინფორმაციული სისტემა
GermanGeoinformationssystemGIS
GreekΣύστημα Γεωγραφικών ΠληροφοριώνΣΓΠ
Hebrew

מערכת מידע גאוגרפית

Hindiभूगोलीय सूचना प्रणालीभूसूप्रण
HungarianFöldrajzi információs rendszer
IndonesianSistem informasi geografisSIG
IcelandicLandfræðilegt upplýsingakerfi
ItalianSistema informativo territorialeSIT
Japanese地理情報システム
Klingonpu’jIn De’ patmey (map information system) or Quv De’ pojwI’ (coordinates data analyzer)
Korean지리 정보 시스템줄여서
LatvianĢeogrāfiskā informācijas sistēmaGIS
LithuanianGeografinė informacinė sistemaGIS
MacedonianГеографски информационен системГИС
Malayalamഭൂവിവരവ്യവസ്ഥ
Norwegian (Bokmål)geografiske informasjonssystemerGIS
Norwegian (Nynorsk)geografiske informasjonssystemGIS
PolishSystem Informacji Geograficznej
PortugueseSistema de informação geográficaSIG
RomanianSistem Informatic GeograficSIG
RussianГеографическая информационная системаГИС
SerbianГеографски информациони системГИС
Serbo-CroatianGeografski informacijski sistemGIS
Sinhalaභූගෝලීය තොරතුරු පද්ධති
SlovakGeografický informačný systémGIS
SloveneGeografski informacijski sistemGIS
Sorani Kurdish

سیستەمی زانیاریی جوگرافیایی

SpanishSistemas de Información GeográficaSIG
SwedishGeografiskt informationssystemGIS
Tamilபுவியியல் தகவல் முறைமை
Thaiระบบสารสนเทศภูมิศาสตร์
TurkishCoğrafi bilgi sistemiCBS
UkranianГеоінформаційна системаГІС
UzbekistanGeografik axborot tizimiGAT
VietnameseHệ thống Thông tin Địa lý

 

Map created by Esri showing where attendees at its 2011 International User Conference originated from around the world.

Map created by Esri showing where attendees at its 2011 International User Conference originated from around the world.



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