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GIS Resources


Welcome to the GIS Resource Guide! This guide will provide you with several resources to find GIS data, software, materials, and more information. 

What is GIS?  

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making. - Esri

GIS has interdisciplinary applications, and can be used in (among other areas):

  • Natural Resources
  • Government, Transportation, Utilities
  • Business & Commerce
  • Education & Research
  • Humanities

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