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Geographic Information Systems

Municipal Infrastructure

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.

One of the most fundamental and practical uses of GIS in our society is to map the infrastructure that we all depend on for our daily existence. GIS is used to map sewer lines and manholes, water lines and valves, electrical utilities, telecommunication facilities, transportation features, natural gas lines and more. By linking the location of these spatial infrastructure features to information, GIS provides the ability to effectively manage this infrastructure and make sure that it is properly maintained.

At Washington College, the GIS Program focuses on the mapping of sewer and water systems for smaller communities, with ongoing projects in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Use the sidebar to the right to explore these projects.