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Geographical Information System

Geographic Information System (GIS) data and software is now available at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. What layers of information you combine depends on your purpose—finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on.

This article was updated: 07/2/2013

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