Geographic Information Systems: Getting Started

What is a GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

What's in This Guide?

This research guide was developed to help you find library and web resources to support your work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

In this guide, you will find:

For more information you can visit the Geographic Information Systems Home Page.

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