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.

Below you will find links to the Spatial Data Center‘s lists of GIS resources on the web, as well as written tutorials to help you get started using GIS. If you have questions. or would like to learn more about GIS, please contact the Spatial Data Center Director, Lisa Jordan at (ljordan@drew.edu) x3740.

Fall 2014 – Workshops

Get started with GIS and spatial data analysis by participating in open workshops, beginning Fall 2014.

Fall 2014 – Webinar Series on Remote Sensing

Basics of remote sensing are covered in a series of three webinar series, offered by VCGI in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension, NH View, and the NH Space Grant Consortium.

GIS Tutorials

Get started with GIS.  Review options for software, data, and tutorials to help you begin research involving GIS.

GIS Data Resources

A list of online resources for finding data sets, shape files, and  materials for incorporating GIS into your teaching and learning projects.

GIS Learning Resources

Links to interactive maps that can be used in the classroom.  Learning resources also include free ESRI learning materials and tutorials written by Spatial Data Center staff specifically to meet the instructional needs of Drew faculty and staff.

GIS Map Projects at Drew

See how Drew faculty, staff, and students are using GIS to add spatial thinking into disciplines across the curriculum.

Spatial Data Center Services

A list of services offered by the Drew University Spatial Data Center faculty and staff.