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Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI) Library Resources : GIS Data Discovery & Mapping

Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Guide

Use the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research guide for links and information pertaining to collections and resources including software, databases, organizations, and data.

Data Discovery Process

The short presentation below will introduce you to the data discovery process and how to evaluate your search results. With an emphasis on GIS data, Jaime Martindale describes how elements of a standard research process play out when trying locate spatial and numeric data sources. 

Note: You can switch between, as well as move, the slides and video presentation using the video player.

Approaching a Mapping Project

In this presentation, Jaime Martindale will guide you through the various phases of a mapping project, with an emphasis on the data discovery aspect. It follows the lecture on the data discovery process above, and highlights things to consider once you have the data you want to use. 

Note: You can switch between, as well as move, the slides and video presentation using the video player.