Geographic Information Systems


Welcome to GIS at the University of Southern Maine!

The goal of the Geographic Information Systems program at the University of Southern Maine is to support and expand the use of GIS and related technology by students, faculty, and staff throughout the University. We are also a resource for GIS users in the community.

With Geographic Information Systems (GIS), it is possible to combine layers of information in order to better see and study the big picture.  GIS are a powerful and versatile tool that allows a user to capture, store, query, manipulate, analyze, and display elements of the real world using a geographically referenced digital representation and an accompanying data base of attributes.

We offer access to state-of-the-art hardware and software guided by helpful, knowledgeable staff. Stop by and check us out!