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Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS)


GIS at Boston College

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


GIS is used in many departments and schools on campus including Nursing, Social Work, Economics, History, Theology, Sociology and of course Earth and Environmental Sciences. GIS appications apply across all disciplines.

At BC, faculty and students use GIS in a wide spectrum of projects to analyze geospatial data related to:

  • Census demographics and population change
  • Health care practices
  • Geo economics
  • Environmental studies
  • Mapping of natural hazards
  • Historical and archeological studies.