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GIS at Richardson Library: Home

A compendium of GIS data resources and techniques.

General Library Services

  • To renew books call the circulation department at (443) 885-3477
  • To request materials from other libraries like books, articles, and dvds use:  Inter-library Loan (ILL) (requires registration)
  • Request Group Study Room

Library Hours

Richardson Library is closed until further Notice

Ask a Librarian

NB  Richardson Library is closed until further notice but librarian assistance is available online.
 Off Campus:   
   Text: 443-399-2123
   Phone: 443-885-3477 (8am-5pm)
   E-mail: library.reference@morgan.edu
On Campus:
   Phone: 1703 (10am-4pm)
   Visit the circulation desk and ask to speak with a librarian

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
Contact:
133-A Richardson Library
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21251
bryan.fuller@morgan.edu
443-885-1705
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