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Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS)



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Join us at the O'Neill Library for a celebration of GIS Day
November 18, 2015

Browse posters on the 2nd  floor of O’Neill with samples of GIS applications and its use at Boston College.

Learn more about Geographic Information Systems and how this powerful data mapping tool can enhance your research through posters and a book exhibit on the 
 3rd  floor.

Pick up a flyer with details for entering our
 “Seventh Annual BC GIS 2016 Contest

Or go to:  Entry Form:

Try a chocolate globe while they last . . .

Any questions?  Contact Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Manager:

Current Articles about GIS

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Subject Guide

Barbara Mento
O'Neill 313



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
Constantin Andronache


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.



Use this forms questions or comments about the BC Libraries or the website. If you have a research question you can also email or chat with a librarian.

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