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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Interactive Maps   Tags: esri, geographic information systems, geography, geospatial, gis, remote sensing, spatial data  

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) resources for faculty and students.
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DEFINITION

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system for the management, analysis, and display of geographic information. GIS involves many elements including hardware, software, and data which allows the user to create customized, detail maps on a variety of topics. Listed below are GIS interactive mapping sites at the local, national, and international levels and other useful Web sites with relevant documents and additional resources.

GIS applications cross all subject fields. Some common GIS applications are in the areas of:

  • Business and marketing
  • Criminology
  • Environmental law & planning
  • Geology
  • Health care
  • Transportation
  • Urban Planning

      

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