Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Get 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?


GIS map of Bathy Lake

In this guide, you'll find:

This research guide will help you find library and web resources to support your work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For more information see Geographic Information Systems program.

How Does it Work - GIS, Surveying, Mapping & Drafting Video

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