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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:

  • 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 GEM 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

If you wish you may browse the Catalog of Spatial Data Holdings assembled by GEM staff

or Visit the EMMAP Lab's web site

 

 

 

 

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach
Joan Chadde, jchadde@mtu.edu
K-12 Education & Outreach Program Coordinator

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

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