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Finding Spatial Data for Mapping (GIS)



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

GIS Websites

There are many web sites which link to helpful collections of GIS information such as map libraries, tutorials and research institutions.

News and Listservs

ESRI International User Conference

Boston College GIS Listserv: gis

gis_geoinfo is a forum for current information about GIS activities on campus including software updates and notices about conferences and meetings. Share research questions and discoveries.
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Spatial News

News, educational resources, data pointers, and commentaries to thousands of GIS, CAD, GPS, map (and digital mapping), and location-based services (LBS). The audience is industry professionals and students. Links to gislist. Email the following address to subscribe:


Massachusetts Geographic Information Council
Provides monthly presentations from September to May with presentations by geographic information professionals. "The council serves as the primary forum promoting the sharing of high quality geographic information concerning the physical, social, and economic environment of Massachusetts by state, federal, and local governments and the private sector "

Association for Geographic Information
Events, news, resources and special interest groups.