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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

This guide is for students and faculty to learn GIS and integrate GIS in their research and curriculum.

In This Guide

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is anything that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations. This guide is for novice GIS users at the University of Houston in all disciplines. 

The sections in this guide cover :

  • How to obtain and install ArcGIS Software
  • ArcGIS learning resources
  • GIS data resources
  • Basics of geocoding
  • Other GIS tools

Use the menu to find the relevant section that will help you further your learning.