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​Advancing Geospatial Solutions for Environmental Challenges

The Environmental Data Center is the center of technical expertise in GIS for the state of Rhode Island.  The (EDC) is a Geographic Information System (GIS) and spatial data analysis laboratory in the University of Rhode Island's Department of Natural Resources Science, College of the Environment and Life Science.  Major areas of research at the EDC are spatial data modeling, ecological mapping, and data integration for environmental applications. 

The mission of the EDC is to support the use of contemporary tools of spatial data processing and electronic dissemination in the analysis and distribution of environmental data. This is achieved through collaborative research with faculty in the Department of Natural Resources Science and projects with agencies external to URI.

EDC Blog

  • NEC-NALMS 2017 Conference Resources

    Resources featured during the Useful Online Mapping Resources for Watershed Visualization​ workshop at the 2017 New England Lakes and Watershed Conference​.

  • Efficiently Manage your Tags

    ArcGIS Item Information tool is a free tool by ESRI which provides an interface designed to easily manage your ArcGIS Online content tags and you do not need to be an administrator to access.