Write short notes on:

  1. GIS
  2. E-commerce

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a) GIS:

GIS- Geographic information system is a system that can be used to analyze, store and share certain data’s, that represents real objects like roads, trees, waterways or any other geographical landscape.

It is one of the most efficient methods used in Civil engineering in its different fields. For eg- In Construction management, the GIS system can be used to denote the precise location, where the structure is to be constructed. Here the GIS system can give certain factors and favorable conditions at the particular site. The steps undertaken with the help of GIS are, data collection, data analysis and the estimate prepared, based upon it’s dimensions and cross sectional area.

In a geotechnical aspect, GIS can be used to provide adequate data based upon the nature of the soil and size of the foundation and the maximum load bearing capacity.

GIS also plays a major role in GPS functioning. With the help of GIS, we obtain a precise location of a site based upon both longitudinal and latitudinal aspect that that makes it easier to navigate.

b) E-commerce:

E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services over the Internet. It is done through computers, tablets, smartphones, and other smart devices. Almost anything can be purchased through e-commerce today. It can be a substitute for brick-and-mortar stores, though some businesses choose to maintain both. There are three main types of e-commerce: B2B websites such as Shopify, B2C websites such as Amazon, Flipkart, and Consumer-to-Consumer websites such as eBay.

Advantages of e-commerce:

  1. A larger market.
  2. Customer insights through tracking and analytics.
  3. Lower cost.
  4. More opportunities to sell.
  5. Personalized messaging.

Disadvantages of e-commerce:

  1. Lack of personal touch.
  2. Price and product comparison.
  3. Lack of tactile experience.
  4. Need for internet access.
  5. IT security issues.
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