GIS (or geographic information systems) are software that are built to store, analyze, and display geographic data. It operates on a system built on 5 pillars: Users, Hardware, Software, Data, and Analysis.
With GIS, users can solve a myriad of problems where location is a factor. Where should city planners put a new hospital or clinic? Where will election districts be drawn after a decennial census? Where will a hurricane make landfall, and how will that area respond to a major storm? What routes will make transportation companies more efficient? All of these questions and many more can be answered with the right data and the proper analysis.
When using data that you have not prepared yourself, carefully examine the data and the organization that produced it to assess if it is inaccurate, incomplete, or otherwise not usable.
Search for more datasets online: gis free data
from GRINDGIS.com, https://grindgis.com/gis/application-of-gis-in-architecture
First Floor West, S.E. Wimberly Library in the Alumni Alcove.
Next to the Government Information and Maps Department Office (LY 109).
**GIS Corner assistance will not be available virtually for Spring 2021 until April 1. Please email if assistance is needed prior to that time.**
GIS Corner is reserved for the exclusive use of GIS software during the hours above. At all other times, priority for use of the computers will be given to those who are using GIS software to accomplish class assignments. Those who are not working with the GIS software should be prepared to move to another computer if asked.
ArcAdministrator, ArcCatalog; ArcGlobe; ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcScene.