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Geographic Information Systems

The USGS defines a GIS as a computer system capable of capturing, storing, analyzing, and displaying geographically referenced information; that is, data that is identified by location. It is referred to as a system because it is the organized integration of software, hardware, data and people that allows one to represent and analyze spatial relationships.

ESRI ArcGIS is UCM’s chosen campus GIS solution, and is used by many faculty and students for research and instruction. To learn more about GIS in general and UCM’s site license to the full suite of ESRI ArcGIS software programs, please explore the links at left.