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Government Documents: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

information and resource guides from Government Documents Department

Accessing GIS @ TCCL

The Tulsa City-County Library provides access to ArcGIS from Esri by appointment only at the Administrative Annex.

Those wishing to use ArcGIS should have a basic working knowledge of the software. Large format prints can be made (up to 36" x 36") at $15.00/print.


What is GIS?

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A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.

GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

A GIS helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

GIS technology can be integrated into any enterprise information system framework.