Geospatial Applications

ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS is a powerful mapping software links geospatial data (data with a location on the earth's surface) and descriptive data (called attributes) for geospatial analysis. In turn, maps can be made to better represent the world around us and allow for the easy sharing of data and stories. Below is a story map created by a GEV senior, Jamie, who traveled to Madagascar during the summer of 2018.  Her 9,000 mile trip is a part of an ongoing relationship that Villanova has with Catholic Reflief Services and their humanitarian aid mission.


Web maps can also help guide people through unfamiliar areas while sharing local information. The map below was made by Lauren Sage (Geography and Env. Science, Class of '21) for our Geo-Techniques course. She used advanced Esri field collection and web methods to produce this map.