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Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS)


Geocoding Software

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

What is geocoding

"Geocoding is the process of transforming a description of a location—such as a pair of coordinates, an address, or a name of a place—to a location on the earth's surface. You can geocode by entering one location description at a time or by providing many of them at once in a table. The resulting locations are output as geographic features with attributes, which can be used for mapping or spatial analysis."   Source:  'What is Geocoding' ArcGIS Pro Documentation

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