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GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Geospatial Data: Home

Information and links to geospatial data and interactive mapping websites and GIS related software


ArcGIS Desktop, also know as ArcMAP, is no longer available on our site license. If you are using ArcGIS Desktop you will need to migrate to ArcGIS Pro before the start of the Fall 2023 semester.

What is GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GIS consists of hardware, software and data working together to display multiple layers of vector, raster, and data files simultaneously to understand and visually solve geographical problems and provide new insights into answering questions about the human and natural world we inhabit.


New and exciting maps, atlases and geospatial data available in the map room or from the Maps & Cartography resources guide.

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