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Geographic Information Systems: GIS Home

Here is information about GIS resources, tools, and assistance. Information about maps and imagery are at the guide: Mapping and Geospatial Imagery

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This subject guide provides links to Geographic Information resources.  You can select from the following areas:

Journal Articles


Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, & Citation Guide


Data Sources

Mapping Tools

Getting Started with GIS


GIS touches many subject areas.  This guide has been developed to provide a variety of information on how GIS works, what GIS is, and how to use it to enrich any subject. 

Due to the technical nature of GIS, it is very important to understand where you can go to get help when you have questions.  From this subject guide, we hope to provide you with the contact information and resources available both here at Miami University and through ESRI.  ESRI is the industry standard software maker for GIS applications, and Miami is a full license holder of their suite of GIS applications. 

While ESRI products are free for you to use while at Miaimi, after you leave you may be restricted to Open Source tools.  There are many available options with different capabilities.  Check out the Mapping Tools section for more information.

Your feedback and comments are always welcome.  Please feel free to contact us at the information provided above, or in the profile box to the right.

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