ArcGIS is a geographic information system (GIS) for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for: creating and using maps; compiling geographic data; analyzing mapped information; sharing and discovering geographic information; using maps and geographic information in a range of applications; and managing geographic information in a database.
Availability and Support
There is a GIS center at the Honnold Library. On their page, look for the section called “New to GIS” — that will get you started. The director of GIS at Honnald, Warren Roberts , can answer any specific questions you may have.