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GIS & Mapping

This guide contains information about the GIS and Mapping services at Temple University Libraries.

Support for GIS & Mapping

This guide includes information, tools, and suggestions for working on mapping and geospatial projects at Temple. Contact the GIS Specialist for help applying geospatial methodologies and using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in your work.

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a collection of data, software, hardware and processes that facilitate gathering, managing, analyzing, and visualizing geospatial data.

It is an emerging technology that has a wide range of uses in urban studies, environmental sciences, health, business, economics, digital humanities.

To use GIS you will need data that is referenced to places and locations on earth. 

This guide will help you find spatial data for your project and to identify GIS software and tools to create, manage, analyze and visualize data.

More information on what is GIS.

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GIS Specialist

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Felipe Valdez
Charles Library
Subjects: GIS & Mapping