The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) LibGuide aims to provide students and faculty with the most useful datasets, resources, and tools for mapping information or conducting spatial analysis. If you are new to the concept of GIS, please visit Starting Point: GIS to get a basic understanding of the subject.
"A good cartographer is both a scientist and an artist."
– Erwin Josephus Raisz (1893 – 1968)
GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, are powerful tools that help users to visualize, edit, analyze, produce, and manage geospatial data. By mapping these data, Geographic Information Systems help us to see and comprehend patterns and relationships in geographical space. Two of the most common examples of GIS are Esri's ArcGIS proprietary software and QGIS, an open source desktop software package for map making and analysis. If you are interested in learning more about using these products, or if you need assistance with a research project that makes use of GIS or digital mapping, including application development for web mapping on a research-related website, please submit a consultation request to the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio.
The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio collaborates with faculty and students on the digital design, implementation, and circulation of their research. Subscribing to a show more, tell less approach where digital scholarship–particularly the digital humanities–is concerned, the Studio embraces scholarly creativity and encourages interdisciplinary research and multiplatform circulation. In this manner, the Studio helps scholars tailor the presentation and application of their research to a variety of audiences.