Did you know?
Did you know?
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.
Ask a Librarian
Getting in contact with a librarian is easy.
Phone: 443-885-3477 (8am-5pm)
Phone: 1703 (10am-12, 2-4pm)
Visit the circulation desk and ask to speak with a librarian
Reference and Government Documents Librarian
133-A Earl Richardson Library
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21251
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.