Drew’s Spatial Data Center


Drew’s Spatial Data Center

Helping Faculty, Staff, and Students Leverage GIS

Geographic Information Systems include the hardware, software, and community involved in the collection, visualization, and analysis of spatial data.  Any piece of information with a reference to location counts as spatial data.  GIS give us mechanisms to work with a wide collection of information from disparate sources, allowing us to analyze weather patterns, identify hot spots of disease, forecast changes in population distribution, and respond promptly to disasters.

GIS is currently being used by professionals in sectors as diverse as environmental protection, health and human services, utilities, and law enforcement to analyze data, troubleshoot problems, allocate resources, and improve services to citizens.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Tutorials

Tools designed to help you get started with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Everything from choosing software, downloading data, and performing spatial analysis is covered.