Geographic Information Systems

Simply put, a GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place.

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Web-Based GIS at the MSC!

Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to teach your students concepts from the Earth and environmental sciences. This series of lessons is based upon web-based GIS software on the Center's server (you don't need on your computers). New lessons are continuously being developed. Enjoy the site!

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How Do I Zoom In to a Specific Area?

Some of you might find it difficult to zoom in to a specific area on your map. With ArcIMS your Zoom In Tool will allow you to select the area you want to zoom in on. Play the tutorial to the right to watch it demostrated for you.  
Coming Soon... a tutorial section!
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