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Geography Research Guide

Journal databases and selected other data sources


A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to 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.

UNC Charlotte has a site license to ESRI software (ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro). This software is available here in the library as well as part of UNC Charlotte's Apporto system. 

Access to ArcGIS Online can be found here:
 (MORE INFORMATION on ArcGIS Online) ----- How do I log into ArcGIS Online?

You can read more about the software and capabilities of ArcMap HERE. ArcGIS Pro HERE

Training courses/material by ESRI

GIS U.S. and International Data/Shapefiles

GIS Local Data/Shapefiles

Free GIS/Mapping Software