Happenings Around Mizzou: It’s All Here, in our Data Repository

Want to learn about the number and geographical distribution of K-12 schools in the state of Missouri? Or know the number and distribution of dialysis centers around the state? Or see a visual of all the road routes in MO?  These and literally hundreds of other data sets including “vector data, aerial photography, and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) elevation data generated” are here at MU.  They are downloadable from the Missouri Spatial Data Information Service (MSDIS) website, which is operated by faculty from MU’s Department of Geography in the College of Arts & Science. All of this data is a community resource that is made possible thanks to the faculty at MU, and to multiple partners including the Mid-America GIS Consortium and a variety of  Missouri state departments, such as MDC, MODED, DESE, DHSS, DPS, MODOT, and GIO, to name just a few. Use the data that is told via story maps to better understand migration patterns, voter turnout, women in the workforce, and so many other issues.