Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer based technologies & methodologies for collecting, managing, manipulating,
analyzing, modeling, and presenting spatially referenced data. These systems are used for mapping and to support in geographically
based decision making.
Since the majority of data has a spatial component, GIS is a multidisciplinary subject with valuable applications in:
Villanova University’s Department of Geography & Environmental Studies maintains a state of the art Geographic Information System (GIS) laboratory. Established in 2008, the GIS Laboratory provides:
The lab schedule can be found here: GIS Lab Schedule (vu username and password required)
B.A. in Geography
B.A. in Environmental Studies
B.S. in Environmental Science
Minor in Geography
Environmental Studies Minor
Environmental Programs at Villanova
Sustainability Studies Minor
Sample Environmental Science Program
Sample Environmental Studies Program
Jennifer Ramos (class of 2010): The Notable Trees of Villanova University.
Villanova University has a limited site license for the full suite of GIS software applications provided by ESRI. These applications can be accessed in the GIS Lab (Mendel G83) or via VU's Citrix servers.
Software manuals (Digital Books) can be found in SharePoint (VU username and password required)
Useful GIS Links
ESRI Guide to Geographic Information Systems