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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Introduction

this guide is intended to provide University of Iowa students and faculty with links to geographic data sources as well as help for the most commonly used mapping tools on campus


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)



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