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Northern Ohio Data and Information Service (NODIS)


The Ohio Geographic Information Systems Network (Ohio GIS-Net) is an innovative consortium of Ohio’s urban and rural universities. The consortium is building a center of excellence where state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS) technology is applied to a research agenda that is critical to Ohio's economic development and central to research issues in policy sciences, civil engineering, public administration, economics and the environmental, urban and regional sciences. This cutting edge technology is an essential component of the basic research infrastructure of universities. It is also a critical resource in state and local economic development efforts, building and maintaining public infrastructure, and in addressing environmental issues. Ohio GIS–Net seeks to focus research and technical assistance resources in the university consortium on the cross–cutting issues of economic and regional development, infrastructure investment, and environmental management.