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Maps visualize data in a geographic context. They add meaning, power and beauty to the stories we wish to communicate—whether it is a map of income inequality across the globe or the geo-coded route of your daily jogging route. The Out of Eden Walk project, a 7-year storytelling walk across the world sponsored by National Geographic and the Knight Foundation, is now sharing its digital mapping expertise with the interested public. In this new educational initiative taught by the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University, anyone can learn the basic mapping skills and free online tools needed to create compelling maps that tell your geographic story. Please join us.
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Boston College supports the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in teaching, research and administrative projects. GIS is a database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis, and display of spatial data and related information.
To request a GIS class presentation or GIS consultation for a research project contact:
The GIS Team will work with faculty members to customize GIS integration into courses and support research projects. Support includes identifying GIS data, assistance in developing maps for course material, overview and demonstration of ArcGIS software and hands on workshops for smaller groups of students.