Geographic Information

The Engineering Division at Western Michigan University uses a geographic information system to visualize, question, analyze, interpret and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns and trends. This system integrates hardware, software and data for capturing all forms of geographically reference information. Geographic information systems help answer questions and solve problems by looking at the data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.   

The geographic information system serves Western Michigan University by cataloging university assets such as utilities and landscape infrastructures in a digital map format. The system stores information relating to the distribution of all these systems and provides effective management and operation on its main mission of education and research. Our focus includes system inventories and support for condition analyses of those systems. This is accomplished through the use of in-house staff and a relationship with Western Michigan University's academic departments, as well as coordination with all levels of government and the private sector.  

Interactive campus maps

Use the familiar Google Maps to help locate buildings and drill down information about buildings. Get Google Maps directions to or from a campus building.

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Geographic information systems

A collection of links to information about geographic information systems, including governmental use, software and use by academic organizations.

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