Welcome to the Geographic Information Systems Center (GISC)
The GIS Center and the Department of Earth and Resource Science are hosting two events during the week of November 16-20, 2015, which is National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week. On Wednesday, the 18th, the GIS Center will have an open house to celebrate International GIS Day in MSB 504. On Thursday, the 17th, department chair Dr. Marty Kaufman will provide a talk titled "When Where Can Tell You Why: The Importance of Geography in Today's World." The presentation will occur in the University Center Michigan Room D. Click More to find out the details!
The GIS Center and University Outreach has received a $100,000 grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation! The project involves creating a online data mapping tool for the public to help further research in the community. For more information and to read the article at the U-M Flint News, click More below!
The GIS Center has recently published their newest issue of the GIS Center Newsletter. Topics include Dr. Greg Rybarczyk's conference presentations, the urban planning workshop review, a description of hte new equipment the GISC has received and a GIS User Spotlight on Vicki Lawrence-Johnson from the Department of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint, among other things! Click More to read Issue 4!
What is GIS?
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) uses computers, associated hardware, people, and software to collect, manage, assess, and visualize spatial phenomenon- essentially helping us to better understand and interact with the world around us. It’s no wonder then that Money Magazine lists GIS Analyst among its Top 100 Jobs in the United States and the U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment numbers in GIS are growing and continued growth is anticipated. The types of analysis that can be conducted with GIS include: transportation routing, crime mapping, hazard mitigation, neighborhood planning, biological assessments, demographic trend analysis, environmental studies, historical mapping, groundwater modeling to name a few.