Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
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Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) store and manage spatial (location-based) data. The Geographic Information Science information and support, located in the U.J. Noblet School of Forestry and Wood Products, provides GIS services for the Center for Science and Environmental Outreach. A GIS database developed for the entire Upper Peninsula aids 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 GIS projects:

  • 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
Some of the clients served by the Center's GIS outreach activities include:
  • 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


Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Joan Chadde,
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator

Center for Science & Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
115 Great Lakes Research Center
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: (906) 487-3341 Fax: (906) 487-1029

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January 8, 2015

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