Access to geospatial data has transformed geographic information systems (GIS) technology into one of the most widely used and comprehensive analytical tools for professionals in many fields. FAU students in varied subject areas such as geosciences, anthropology, civil engineering, biology, environmental science, and urban planning employ GIS in various class activities and projects. FAU Libraries, working closely with the FAU Department of Geosciences, is now able to offer students dedicated workstations where the necessary software, computers, and assistance are available to all.
The GIS Corner is located at Wimberly Library, Boca Raton Campus, on First Floor West in the Alumni Alcove just outside of the Government Information and Maps Department Office (LY 109). This workspace provides two computers with updated GIS software as well as assistance from a graduate student assistant during designated hours.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations- helping users make smarter decisions. Source: esri.com
FAU Libraries Data Management
The FAU Libraries are committed to helping to develop and support the institutional framework for supporting the data management needs of researchers at Florida Atlantic University. The FAU Libraries Data Management webpage is intended to be an education resource for FAU faculty and students on data management plans including data management resources and tools.