GIS and Environmental Science By Richard Spaulding What is GIS ? • Geographical Information Systems is a computer program used for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analyzing and displaying data related to positions on the Earth's surface. • GIS can be a powerful tool for developing solutions for Environmental and certain health issues. Department of Soil Science, NC State university • Durango, Mexico- GIS used to determine youth fluorosis risk. (Ortiz & al, 1998). Current way • http://www.actionpa.org/fluoride/map/ Questions ???