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Includes spatial data sources and mapping tools and support persons. Boston College supports several Geographic Information Systems software packages on campus.

New: Social Explorer with Historical Census data

Social Explorer

Social Explorer is a research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history. 

 

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Barbara Mento
Contact:
O'Neill 313

617-552-3354

Support

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:

Barbara Mento
Email:barbara.mento@bc.edu
or
Constantin Andronache

Email: constantin.andronache@bc.edu

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.