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Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) store and manage spatial (location-based) data. The Ecological Monitoring and Mapping Laboratory, located in the U.J. Noblet School of Forestry and Wood Products, provides GIS services for the GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach. A GIS database developed for the entire Upper Peninsula aids GEM clients in making informed land-use decisions of all kinds. The Center also provides GIS-related technical assistance and custom data analysis and maps to the public. The following are some GEM GIS projects:
Some of the clients served by the GEM Center's GIS outreach activities include:
- Training of and assistance to U.P. health departments for the Michigan Source Water Assessment Program
- Production of maps for a coastal zone planning atlas of five western U.P. counties
- Assistance to an ecological mapping project in the eastern U.P.
- Publication of Vulnerability of the Spring Creek Aquifer to Pollution for the City of Ironwood, Ironwood Charter Township, and Big Powderhorn Lodging Association
- Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region
- Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department
- Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
- GEM Centers at the Marquette County and the Delta-Menominee District Health Department
- Bay Mills Indian Community
- Marquette County Resource Management
If you wish you may browse the Catalog of Spatial Data Holdings assembled by GEM staff
or Visit the EMMAP Lab's web site