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What is GIS?

“A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making.”

Source: ESRI


UMB’s GIS resources can be accessed through the below links:

  • To access UMB’s GIS platform, click here.
  • To request a new project through the UMB/Towson GIS collaboration please click here.