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GIS Resources  

A compendium of GIS data resources and techniques.
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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   As a student or employee of Morgan State University you can use your Bear Card to check out materials from all University System of Maryland Schools.
   These include the University of Maryland campuses, University of Baltimore, Towson, Bowie, Salisbury, and Coppin.

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    Bryan Fuller
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    Morgan State University
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    Baltimore, MD 21251

    GIS Data Highlight

    NOAA Storm Images The imagery posted on this site was acquired by the NOAA Remote Sensing Division to support NOAA homeland security and emergency response requirements. In addition, it will be used for ongoing research efforts for testing and developing standards for airborne digital imagery.


    What is GIS?

       GIS or Geospatial Information System is a computer based approach to organizing, analysing and visualizing spatial data.
       GIS has antecedants in both cartography (visualization) and statistics (analysis). GIS was developed in the 1950 and 60s in data rich environments and as a result, GIS software has very robust analytic toolsets.  As an analytic tool, GIS has a broad area of application including: Biology, City and Regional Planning, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Anthropology and Archaeology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Sociology, Public Health and Transporation Systems.  As a vizualization tool it has applications in all disciplines aforesaid and some liberal arts like History.
         This guide is divided into two parts:  Resources which are found under Books and "Other resoruces" tabs and data which are organized by continents or region.

    What is GIS? Video


    Feature Video: The Future and GIS

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