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What is GIS?

 A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data. - ESRI

GIS enables users to integrate various data into one system, overlay map layers, analyze and model spatial data and, finally, visualize the results in maps, reports and charts. GIS can be used to represent any data which has a geographic component and is currently utilized in many fields including urban and regional planning, disaster planning and emergency management, natural resource management, environmental planning, public health, public utility, engineering, weather forecasting, history, archeology, political science, food science, housing, and many more.

GIS Services and Spatial Data Resources:

The GIS services provided by NYU Data Services support teaching, learning and research across the University with geospatial technology. The GIS services provided to NYU faculty, students and staff, include: the Spatial Data Repository, assistance in locating and accessing spatial data, tutorials and training resources for using GIS software, and individual and group consultation sessions for conducting spatial analysis with GIS software packages. Data Services also supports use of spatial data across all aspects of the data life cycle.

Data Services professional staff can assist with questions regarding GIS, training, spatial data or other service-related query. For help please fill out the appointment form or send an email to


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