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Geographic Information Systems

Environmental Analysis

GIS is a versatile and highly adaptive technology that can be applied to virtually any field. From history to biology, from medicine to criminology, GIS makes data come to life, and we can help you find ways to make GIS work for you.

Mapping, predictive modeling, and other decision-support tools help to guide solutions that meet the needs of species and ecosystems. In the GIS lab, we analyze and visualize spatial data to better understand threats to biodiversity, as well as the social, political and economic forces at play in the world. The College uses GIS to map estuarine bottoms and to better understand benthic habitats, to put forth plans for sustaining agriculture in Talbot County, to inventory tree canopy as part of its Urban Greening project with the Town of Chestertown, to monitor soil and bird populations, assess native grassland restoration efforts, and to guide long-term management decisions and the potential for new research (such as biofuels) at Chino Farms.