Introducing GIS

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful tool for manipulating and conveying spatial information. Besides facilitating the production of clear and informative maps of terrestrial locations (and a variety of physical spaces), a GIS can quantify and variously represent physical geography (e.g., measure topography in three dimensions) as well as cultural geography or environments (e.g. indicate concentrations of non-English language speakers in Maine or map flora and fauna ranges in New England) leading to new opportunities for analysis and understanding. This workshop will introduce the tool by exploring the uses of GIS on campus and is offered at varying frequencies (usually each semester). Offered in association with Curricular and Research Computing.