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GIS: Geographic Information Systems

Northwestern University Library's GIS guide.

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General Data

Imagery and Raster Data

Digital Map Collections

Dynamic Web Maps + Tools

  • Mapping Inequality includes descriptions created by agents of the federal government's Home Owners' Loan Corporation between 1935 and 1940
  • Native Land Digital focuses on the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations
  • Justice Map allows you to visualize race and income for your community and country
  • Climate Ready Boston Map explores at-risk areas exposed to rising sea levels and extreme heat
  • ColorBrewer - diagnostic tool for evaluating the robustness of individual color schemes
  • ColorOracle - free color blindness simulator
  • Maki Icons - is an icon set made for map designers.