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* GIS (Geographic Information System): Home

This guide can help in getting started with GIS, finding data, and getting help.

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) store, analyze and visualize data for geographic positions on Earth’s surface. GIS is a computer-based tool that examines spatial relationships, patterns and trends. By connecting geography with data, GIS better understands data using a geographic context.  

- Extracted (in part) from GIS Geography 

In short GIS is data driven digital mapping that allows for advanced analyses and visualizations.

Please visit the Library's Digital Scholarship GIS Page to learn more about how you can access support for you GIS projects and research.

Research Support

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Blair Tinker
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Subjects: GIS