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Abstract- Geographic Information System (GIS) application is one of the tools for digital-based information management but not widely understood by Indonesian society including students. The purpose of this paper is to know the understanding level of the application and utilization of GIS for the student in SMA/SMK/MAN in Langsa, Aceh. The study was conducted for 3 (three) months from October to December 2016 in six schools, i.e., SMAN 1 Langsa, SMAN 2 Langsa, SMKN 1 Langsa, SMKN 2 Langsa, MAN 1 Langsa and MAN 2 Langsa. This activity was conducted in two stages, socialization of GIS and evaluating students' level of understanding of GIS concepts. We have selected 100 students from each school as respondents. The level of student understanding was measured using a questionnaire. All data were analyzed by using descriptively quantitative. The results showed that the level of students' understanding of the GIS concept is very good (67.5%). Meanwhile, the number of students that do not understand the GIS concept is only 1.33%.