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"A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data."

- Wikipedia.com

"A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends."

- ESRI.com

GIS on campus at The University of Iowa typically falls under the software package ArcGIS, from ESRI (including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, etc.), though there are additional resources including various types of remote sensing software, available in specific computer labs. 

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Services scheduled for maintenance over the next 7 days. Please refer to the calendar view of alerts for a complete schedule.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

New ArcGIS product licenses are available. During this maintenance window the license manager will add the new licenses and remove the old licenses. This will create a brief outage while the new licenses load. After the upgrade, City Engine 2016 will be available as an option. All versions of the desktop software will remain the same.

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