Any discipline which has data tied to a part of the Earth can use Geographic Information Science/Systems (GIS) to map that data.
To collect resources for Geographic Information Systems/Science which inform, instruct and theorize. Also to collect data sets which help users learn and manipulate the software. Remote Sensing is also an area of interest and collection. However, the subject is collected both in Baker/Berry Library and Kresge Physical Sciences Library. Kresge collects more technical and mathematically theoretical works while Baker/Berry has more general works.
There is no program specifically for GIS. However, in 2007, the Geography and Earth Sciences Departments along with support from Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies and Academic Computing hired a researcher to head the Laboratory for GIS and Applied Spatial Analysis. That position's primary focuses are to help faculty with their research and instructional use of GIS.
The major subject areas which use GIS are Geography, Earth Sciences, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Economics and Archeaology.
English is the primary language.
Starting with New Hampshire and Vermont, the selector works out towards the rest of New England. We also collect resources for the United States. Data sets for the rest of the world are more generally collected. However, areas where the College has Foreign Study Programs have equal importance as data for New England.
The types of materials collected range from instruction manuals for software, tutorials, workbooks and case studies. We collect books which look at the theory of GIS.
While most of the materials collected are about GIS in general, we do collect materials which look at GIS in specific disciplines such as Archeaology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Biology.
We also collect data sets to help people utilize GIS software.
Formats include print and electronic formats. The printed materials are usually books while data sets are on CDs or DVDs. Many of the books include CDs or DVDs.
Along with our site license for ArcGIS from ESRI, we have access to ESRI's Virtual Campus. The Virtual Campus has many online tutorials, workshops and classes they people can use to help them with ArcGIS. The Virtual Campus also includes sets of courses which help people acquire skills using the software.
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Lucinda M. Hall
Last Updated: 8/5/16