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A guide to resources and applications of GIS in Political Science

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GIS for Political Science

GIS, or geographic information systems, are computer-based tools used to store, visualize, analyze, and interpret geographic data. Geographic data (also called spatial, or geospatial data) identifies the geographic location of features.

These data include anything that can be associated with a location on the globe, or more simply anything that can be mapped. For example, roads, country boundaries, and address are all types of spatial data.

In Political Science GIS is used to:

  • Analyze voting patterns and behaviors,
  • Locate Polling stations and other voting infrastructure,
  • Apportion funding for elections,
  • Monitor political donations,
  • Reapportion congressional districts and more,
  • Coordinate outreach and plan strategies in political campaigns.

For more information please contact GIS Librarian Bryan Fuller at bryan.fuller@morgan.edu or x1705

Bryan Fuller

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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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