The newsgroup "comp.infosystems.gis" is the predominant newsgroup for posting and retrieving messages related to Geographic Information Systems.

This newsgroup is a must for the serious GIS person who needs a one-to-many Point-of-Contact with the many knowledgable and experienced GIS professionals located in both the public and private sectors. It is through this newsgroup that many of the data links were made known so that free data could be obtained and converted into GIS systems. This newsgroup is a valuable source for obtaining answers to questions or problems that never cease to prevail on a daily basis.