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Digital Mapping

Resource guide for students and faculty interested in using GIS technology for digital projects using historical or current data

What is GIS?

According to the U.S. Geographical Survey website, GIS is "a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information (that is data identified according to their locations)."

Why GIS?

For many researchers, maps can be a useful way of visualizing historical and contemporary data. Digital tools can lower the barrier to entry for the creation of visually dynamic maps, which can aid the researcher in the interpretation of their data.