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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

This guide provides an introduction to GIS software, data, and resources.

Web Mapping Platforms

Do you need to create your own interactive web maps, that can ether stand-alone or be embedded in a website? Do you want to create a multimedia map-themed website? Consider the options below.

To access ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS StoryMaps, you can either create a free public account that provides access to basic features, or use Brown's site license to access a fuller range of options (login would be the same one used for accessing ArcGIS Pro - see the Software page in this guide for details). See this documentation for a comparison of the public versus the licensed account for StoryMaps.

Library Mapping Databases

Use these out-of-the-box library databases to easily create maps, extract data, and perform basic analyses. These platforms allow you to create maps that you can embed in other websites, and to export maps out as static images.