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 ( x3740.  My office is open to anyone with GIS questions: Hall of Sciences, Room 100.

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 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.