Geospatial Data and Resources

An introductional guide to the various types of geospatial data and avaiable resources for use within your projects.

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What is Geospatial Data?

Data or information that identifies geographic features, locations and boundaries on Earth

Geospatial data can be accessed, manipulated and analyzed using geospatial software

Useful when answering questions that can be represented through a spatial location

  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • How
  • But not useful for answering why questions


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Justin Sorensen
Creativity & Innovation Services, GIS Services
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
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