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Urban Design & Planning: GIS for Architecture and Design

About Geographic Information and Technologies

We've come a long way from the quaint, but still essential, Sanborn Maps.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Technologies can produce maps, but its unique attribute is the ability to integrate, manipulate, and analyze spatial data and related statistical or descriptive data. 

GIS provides tools for integrating, querying, and analyzing a wide variety of data types, such as scientific and cultural data, satellite imagery, and aerial photography, as well as data collected by individuals.

This guide provides a sample of resources loosely classified geographically and thematically for common information needs. 

GIS Services

We can help you:

  • Incorporate GIS into your projects.
  • Learn and use GIS related software such as ArcGIS, and Open Source QGIS or Leaflet
  • Locate, Interpret, and visualize GIS data.

Boland, Maeve A. "Geographic Information Systems." Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, edited by Carl Mitcham, vol. 2, Macmillan Reference USA, 2005, pp. 856-857. Gale Virtual Reference Library,  Accessed 26 Sept. 2017

 

Find Geographic Data and Maps

United States

Canada

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City Data and GIS

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Thematic GIS & Maps

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Historical Maps and GIS

Map Visualization and Spatial Anaylsis

Journals on GIS and Geospatial Technology

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