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GIS Resources: Overview

A compendium of GIS data resources and techniques.

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Morgan State University
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Baltimore, MD 21251


Converting Shapefiles into DWG 


Click HERE for the ArcGIS 10.3 guide to converting shapefiles into DWG for CAD.

GIS Highlights Spring 2018

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.

Hot topic: Temporal GIS "is an emerging capability in GIS for integrating temporal data with location and attribute data. Temporal data specifically refers to times or dates, enabling temporal visualization and ultimately temporal analysis."

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.

What is GIS? Video

Feature Video: The Future and GIS

Subject Guide

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Bryan Fuller
133-A Richardson Library
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21251
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