Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Lab

Schewe Library is pleased to offer Illinois College Faculty, Students, and Staff access to 4 licensed seats of Esri ArcGIS Desktop Map and Catalog version 10.3.1 software from designated the PC stations near the Schewe Digital Learning Center (DLC) 
Please note: while the Schewe Library has intentionally assembled various types of hyperlinked GIS-related educational materials here to assist our GIS users, we specifically disclaim any and all warranties, representations, or endorsements, express or implied, with regard to these educational materials, including, but not limited to, currency, accessibility, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of privately owned rights.
What is GIS?
GIS stands for Geospatial Information Systems or Geographic Information Systems.  According to the Esri ArcGIS website: 
“(GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.”
Learn more on the Esri Website

Why Learn About GIS?
Superficially, GIS is valuable for a variety of reasons, including:
Spatial Visualization
Strategic Analysis
Information Collection/Sampling
Data Management and Curation 
Watch GIS Faculty at Shasta College Dan Scollon’s TED Talk from TedXRedding (CA) covers a few brief examples of GIS projects and applications [16:00 minutes]


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