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Subject Guide

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Rhonda Houser
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Senior GIS Analyst
Watson Library


Welcome to the KU Library guide to geographic information systems (GIS). Contact me for assistance with GIS data, software, tools, and more.

GIS and Data Services Examples

Access detailed digital maps: Find unique Library geospatial data such as scanned and georectified, historical base maps..
Combine the old and the new: Incorporate historical maps into a GIS and use with other datasets.
Build custom maps with local data:Use City and County GIS data such as parcels, building footprints, contour lines, and more.
Learn a little GIS: Take an online tutorial or hands-on workshop.
Organize your data: Effectively manage your data files, folders, and tools.
Visualize geographic (XY) data: Bring latitude/ longitude coordinates and associated data into a GIS, and show features of your data such as tree ages.
Use online data sources: Connect to formatted geospatial data such as th is global satellite imagery (showing what?).
Visualize demographic data: Find census data; bring into geospatal context by linking to geographic boundaries.

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