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Geographic Information Systems


We place a high priority on people, or more specifically, our students. The talented team of students in our GIS lab work on a variety of funded projects designed to provide them with experiential learning opportunities to challenge them and expand their critical thinking and analytic skills. This experience, combined with the top-notch Liberal Arts education provided at Washington College, helps to make them very competitive for the careers of their future.

Mission Statement

Contained within the Center for Environment and Society, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program provides technical support for faculty research programs and faculty academic courses, provides technical support for other administrative units on campus, and pursues externally funded research grants and contracts unique to GIS.  The program’s mission is to promote and foster the use of geospatial technology in education and research at Washington College and the larger Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania community as a whole.  We seek to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration amongst faculty and staff while engaging our students in real-world experiential learning opportunities with groups in the local community who can benefit from using geographical information and spatial analysis.