When to Raster vs When to Vector? A worked example

Harmen Romeijn demonstrates how vector data compares to raster in GIS, and different tools used for analysis. Read on to find out more.

Raster and Vector Data in GIS

When we come to depict any spatial data in GIS, from physical assets and locations to real-world events and trends, there are two differing systems to display data; Raster and Vector representations. Both of these methods present data in their own format, with their own advantages and disadvantages.