Geomantic is a similarly used term which encompasses geoinformatics, but geomantic focuses more so on surveying. Geoinformatics has at its core the technologies supporting the processes of acquiring, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Both geomantic and geoinformatics include and rely heavily upon the theory and practical implications of geodesy. Geoinformatics deals with the study of earth and its allied informatics. It is the scientific technology dealing with the spatial information - the digital connection between location, people, and activities. This information can graphically illustrate what is happening (where, how and why) to show the insight and impact of the past, the present and the (likely) future. And it ends with a map that a common man can easily understand and interpret.