A GIS captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data on a map. Using this feature in Web and mobile database applications can be beneficial, but costly. Commercial standalone GIS systems can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
But GIS and mapping capabilities will be baked into Alpha Five Version 11. For example, if you're building a real estate app, you can graphically show where the homes in your database are located. But you could also draw a circle around a geographic area on a map to narrow down your choices of homes, and so forth.
There are hundreds of other examples I could give, and hundreds of other ways you can search, manipulate, and present data on maps. But I'll let Selwyn show you all the ways a GIS can be used in an Alpha Five database application in the following videos.