Welcome to the Geographic Information Systems Center (GISC)


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.


Student GIS Position with the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center

The Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center within the University of Michigan School of Public Health is hiring a student for the 2016 Winter term to assist in GIS research.  The student will assume responsibility for data management of parcel, crime incident and other geospatial data from Flint, MI and Youngstown, OH and assist with other data management tasks.  This position is a great opportunity for students interested in public health, violence prevention, health behavior and education, urban studies, criminology, sociology and psychology.  Click more to see the position and how to apply!

GIS Center has a new GIS Research Position Open!

The GIS Center is looking for a GIS Researcher with background in GIS web development and a community research background.  It is a grant funded position to help develop a web mapping application to service the greater Flint community.  A PhD is preferred but less education will be considered. For the job posting information please click More!

2016 IMAGIN Student Poster and Paper Competition Announcement

The 2016 IMAGIN Student Poster and Paper Competition is coming next spring.  The competition will be held April 5th, 2015 at Constitution Hall in Lansing.  The competition is open to all enrolled Michigan college and university students using GIS.  Entries are due by March 11, 2016.  

To see last years winners click here and to find out more information about this year's contest click here!

IMAGIN is a professional development organization committed to providing opportunities for its members to network with professionals who are using, creating, or maintaining spatial resources within Michigan.

Mott Grant Advances UM-Flint GIS Center’s Data Mapping Mission

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!

GIS Center Newsletter Issue 4

New Issue of the GISC Newsletter is out!

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!

Community Partners

City of Flint   Crim Fitness Foundation   Genesee County GIS   Metro Community Development