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GIS Resources at UM Libraries

GIS Consultations Fall 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GIS consultations and workshops will be offered online through the Fall 2020 semester

Richter Library: Online Digital Scholars’ Lab
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering our Digital Scholars’ Lab as an online service. To gain access to the online Digital Scholars’ Lab, go to:
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library (Virginia Key)

All consultations will be provided online.

Calder Medical Library 

All consultations will be provided online.
GIS Consultants

Abraham Parrish

Jorge Quintela

GIS Day 2020
"Spatially distanced, globally connected and why where matters in times of crisis.


GIS News
COVID 19 (Coronavirus) GIS Resources

ESRI Corona Virus GIS Dashboard to Track Prevalence

Corona Virus Impact Planning Reports from ESRI's Business Analyst Online

Landscan Global Population now available at UM

September 13, 2016

UM Library has recently purchased the Landscan Global Population data set from East View covering every year from 2000 to 2015. The data sets are raster based at 1 km resolution and can be accessed online at:

WMS and WCS services for these data sets can also be accessed directly from your GIS software (such as ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Pro) at the following addresses:



El Camino del Cimarron
June 17, 2016

See this new interactive map called El Camino del Cimarron on ArcGIS online chronicling a 12-day trek through central Cuba by FIU Prof. Guillermo Grenier to promote the story of runaway slave Esteban Montejo written about in Miguel Barnet's 1966 book The Biography of a Runaway Slave:

Free Online Training for ArcGIS Products
The Esri website provides training -- online courses, workshops and webinars -- for their ArcGIS products. UM faculty, staff and students are eligible for the following Premium Courses for no charge.  Send a message to for more information about registering for these free courses.

Getting Starting with GIS (ArcGIS 10.x), a four-hour self-paced online course, is a great place to start.

An Esri training specialist is available to discuss your training needs and make training recommendations. Call 800-447-9778, ext. 5757 or send an e-mail to
Free GIS Applications
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographic information program.

GeoDa is a software package that conducts spatial data analysis, geovisualization, spatial autocorrelation, and spatial modeling.

GRASS GIS is software used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization.

OpenGeo Suite powers web, mobile, and desktop applications across the enterprise. Built on leading open source software – including PostGIS, GeoServer, GeoWebCache, OpenLayers, and QGIS – OpenGeo Suite optimizes standards-based technology for organizations large and small.

OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free, editable map of the world.

Q GIS is an open source program that allows you to visualize, manage, edit, analyse data, and compose printable maps.

Simply Map SimplyMap uses the latest technology to provide better performance, faster maps, improved reliability, and powerful new features. Shapefiles are available for download to use in other software. 
GIS Mapping Application for UM Users
ArcGIS Software:

ArcGIS is a comprehensive geographic information system used for creating and using maps; compiling geographic data; analyzing mapped information; sharing and discovering geographic information; using maps and geographic information in a range of applications; and managing geographic information in a database. 

The University has entered into a site license for ArcGIS. For faculty and staff to download ArcGIS, you must first create an account on the ESRI customer portal. It can be downloaded onto any University of Miami owned computer. Students may use any computer in the library, or see the GIS Services Librarian to see if a one year license is available for you for your own computer.
Your Florida GIS Portal
Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)
When you are starting on a spatial project located in Florida you should start with this portal. This will save you time and effort as most of the other Florida resources we have listed for you on this page can be searched through this site. 

FGDL ia a mechanism for distributing spatial (GIS) data throughout the state of Florida. The FGDL is warehoused and maintained at the University of Florida's GeoPlan Center.
Florida County & City Data
Florida County & City Data from University of Florida sorted by county.
It is a links list, and is constantly updating.
UM Geography Club on tour of Miami

                                                        Photo by George H. Houck IV
Florida GIS Libraries
Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL) The Florida Geographic Data Library is a collection of Geospatial Data compiled by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center with support from the Florida Department of Transportation. GIS data available in FGDL is collected from various state, federal, and other agencies ("data sources") who are data stewards, originators, producers, or publishers. The data sources are listed in each data layer's metadata as the Data Originator or Content Publisher. Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) The Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) began in 1984 as a means for distributing survey-related data that is maintained and managed by federal and state agencies to the general surveying community. Central Florida Geographic Information Systems (CFGIS) CFGIS is a program of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and is serving Central Florida since 2001. The CFGIS coverage consists of 10 counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Polk, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. 

University of Florida Digital Collections (George A Smathers Libraries)
The University of Florida Map & Digital Imagery Library houses the largest and most complete collection of Florida aerial photographs (~160,000 photos) outside of the National Archives.

Florida International University (FIU) Since its establishment in 1998, the FIU Library Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Center has been supporting research and teaching in many academic units, including Engineering, Computing and Information Sciences, Biological Sciences, Earth and Environment, Public Health, and Global & Sociocultural Studies. MIUS collections include printed and digital maps, imagery and other GIS data.
Florida State Agency Data Sources

The links in this guide are for your convenience. All of this data is available through the FGDL link available on the top left of this page. This FGDL is the geoportal you should be using if your study falls within Florida. However, we know you may want to see the data in the context of the government entity that is providing the data and that is what this list is for. As these governments agencies are currently migrating their GIS data to FGDL the links on their own pages will go dead. We will update links as we find them or you may report them to Thank you for understanding this guide is currently dynamic. *UPDATED 12/15/13*

Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) Collects, analyzes and generates economic and demographic data on Florida and its local areas. They conduct economic and demographic research that will inform public policy and business decision making. 

Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) FNAI must be cited as the source of these data in all reports and products making use of these data.
Florida Department of Community Affairs (FDCA)
Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC)
Florida Department of Education (FDOE)
Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Florida Department of Health (FDOH)
Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR)
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FFWCC (FWC & FWRI)
Florida Legislature Office of Economic & Demographic Research (EDR)
Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI)
Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
Global GIS Data Bundle -- for UM Users
The Global GIS Data Bundle is available to UM users in the box below this one. 

It contains:
  • A set of 506 US military 1:500,000 scale TPCs (Tactical Pilotage Charts–scanned topographic/aeronautical maps), GeoTiff file format, Geo WGS84 (a small number of far-North sheets are natively Polar Stereographic)
  • SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) 3 arc second (approx. 90m) DEM (Digital Elevation Model), covers the World from Latitude 57 South – 61 North, .bil file format, Geo WGS84 (also includes hydrology vectors used for editing of the DEM data)
  • SRTM 30 arc second (approx. 1km) global DEM made from SRTM and GTOPO30
  • Landsat 7 ETM 15m 7-4-2 GeoCover 2000 (1999 – 2003) worldwide satellite imagery, MrSID wavelett compressed file format, UTM WGS84
  • Landsat 4/5 TM 30m 7-4-2 GeoCover 1990 (1988 – 1992) near-worldwide worldwide satellite imagery, MrSID wavelett compressed file format, UTM WGS84
  • VMAP0 worldwide 1:1,000,000 scale vector data (near-worldwide coverage, varies by layer), ESRI .shp and MapInfo .TAB file formats, Geo WGS84.
    This is the update of the DCW.
  • World Vector Shoreline Plus 1:250,000 scale vector data of the World’s coastlines and international borders boundaries, ESRI .shp file format, Geo WGS84

These sets are not in their raw form and have been converted to SHP or other formats that can readily be used in ArcView and other common GIS programs.  All datasets include .shp indexes except VMAP0 and WVS, which aren’t tiled, and SRTM30 which is organized by large lat / long blocks.


All data is the copyrighted property of LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping, LLC. Land Info grants customer a license to distribute data on an isolated non-commercial basis, or as Derived Works. Derived works that include the source data must be merged with other value-added data in such a way that the derived work can’t be converted back to the original source data format. Other Derived Works that don’t include the source data (vector extraction, classification etc.) have no restrictions on use and distribution. An unlimited license is granted for media use, provided that the following citation is used: “map data courtesy”

UM Global Data Server
Tactical Pilotage Charts:
A UM source for an alternate to basemaps when you do not want to rely on online availability.
   1990 Tactical Pilotage Charts
   2000 Tactical Pilotage Charts
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission:
   SRTM 30 arc second AsciiGrid global DEM
   SRTM 30 arc second Bil global DEM
   SRTM 30 arc second global DEM
​Landsat Imagery
   Landsat 7 ETM 15m 7-4-2 GeoCover 2000 (1999 - 2003)
   Landsat 4/5 TM 30m 7-4-2 GeoCover 1990 (1988 - 1992)
 Vector Files
   VMAP0 worldwide 1:1,000,000 scale vector data
   World Vector Shoreline Plus 1:250,000 scale vector data
Global Data Sources

Alexandria Digital Library 
The Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) is a distributed digital library with collections of georeferenced materials.
This ASTER product is available at no charge for any user pursuant to an agreement between METI and NASA.
Resources for crowd-sourced street and other infrastructure features throughout the world.
EarthExplorer (USGS)
This is your first source for US aquired imagery. Most of the data is free. Remote Sensing students should start their projects here. 
ESRI Online Map & Geoservices
This link serves as a reminder for you to use all the data available to you for free in the ArcMap program. Remember,
FAO's Aquastat spatial data
Maps of hydrological basins and rivers, downloadedable in .png format.
Global Administrative Areas (GADM)
Administrative areas in this database are countries and lower level subdivisions such as provinces, departments, bibhag, bundeslander, daerah istimewa, fivondronana, krong, landsvæðun, opština, sous-préfectures, counties, and thana.
USGS GloVis Global Visualization Viewer (does not work with Firefox)
International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM)
LandsatLook Viewer (USGS)
An alternative way to look for dates with suitable imagery. EarthExplorer (USGS) is a better source for all imagery.
NGA GEOnet Name Server (GNS)
What's in a name? Solve your map naming issues with this site. The GEOnet Names Server (GNS) is the official repository of standard spellings of all foreign geographic names, sanctioned by the United States Board on Geographic Names (US BGN). The database also contains variant spellings (cross-references), which are useful for finding purposes, as well as non-Roman script spellings of many of these names. All the geographic features in the database contain information about location, administrative division, and quality. The database can be used for a variety of purposes, including establishing official spellings of foreign place names, cartography, GIS, GEOINT, and finding places.
United Nations Environment Programme Environmental Data Explorer
The Environmental Data Explorer is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments.
United Nations Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB)
This platform is developed in collaboration with and validated by the National Mapping Agencies (NMA) of each UN Member State and results in a database which contains: National Mapping Agencies contact information, coded historic changes starting from 1990 for the 1st sub national level and from 2000 for the 2nd sub national level, seamless GIS maps corresponding to the different situations observed since January 2000.
World Bank Project & Operations Maps
This is a visual guide to the use of maps used by the World Bank and can help give you ideas on yor own projects. The site promotes a mapping for results approach. 
WorldClim - Global Climate Data
WorldClim is a set of global climate layers (climate grids) with a spatial resolution of about 1 square kilometer. 

United States Spatial Data

Note that only datasets marked as "Federal" are subject to the U.S. Federal Government and's Data Policy. Non-federal participants (e.g., universities, organizations, and tribal, state, and local governments) maintain their own data policies. It is important that users understand the data policies of participating entities in order to best utilize these datasets. A description of this catalog and information about the datasets presented and associated metrics is available here.

These maps are already identified by regional planners as neccessary and usable. They are from data sets usable at the national level. Most are already in use for planning. The site is overwhelming for some so you may want to start with the Search bar. When you are having trouble finding data from other sources this may be the one place that data in some form may be found. We recommend using this link broken down by Department of the United States Government. Click on and search within the Department of the government. 

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
These data sets were not necessarily collected for the purpose of mapping or conducting spatial analysis, therefore users may have to do additional work to make these collections compatible with their particular GIS. Please note that this is a static list updated monthly by NACJD staff. Users should also check the Recent Updates and Additions link on the Download Data page to see the most recent data collections added to the archive.

National Atlas:
In the National Atlas Map Maker, you can assemble, view, and print your own maps. You can choose from hundreds of layers of geographic information to make maps. Each map layer can be displayed individually or mixed with others as you tailor a map to your needs. For example, you can make a map showing America's streams and lakes. And you can add new map layers showing additional geographic information, such as state boundaries, county boundaries, roads, railroads, and towns and cities. This not currently a download site, but will serve well for people not familiar with GIS technology. 

National Library of Medicine TOXMAP
Chemical releases and hazardous waste sites from theEPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and the SuperfundNational Priorities List (NPL).Click on in the upper left to access data. The site is being upgraded so if you experience any difficulty while using assistive technology or accessing information while on the TOXMAP web site, please contact NLOM via email or call them at (301) 496-1131. 

NESDIS at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect and enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment and quality of life. To fulfill its responsibilities, NESDIS—informally known as the NOAA Satellite and Information Service—acquires and manages the Nation's operational environmental satellites, operates the NOAA National Data Centers. The four main data sets are broken out below.


National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
The Dynamic Maps, Geographic Information System (GIS) Data and Analysis Tools website provides maps, data and tools for renewable energy resources that determine which energy technologies are viable solutions in domestic and international regions.

National Wetlands Inventory *COMING SOON 2014*
This national geospatial data product will contribute substantially to improved modeling of flow and water movement in surface water basins, channels, and wetlands. The old site has been removed, you can use the UN version under Global Data till the new site is up and running.

​UPDATE 12/15/13 Some data is now available using through the left margin of the page. 

USDA, FSA National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP)​
The National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) acquires aerial imagery during the agricultural growing seasons in the continental U.S. A primary goal of the NAIP program is to make digital ortho photography available to governmental agencies and the public within a year of acquisition.


USGS National Map
Use The National Map Viewer and Download Platform to visualize, inspect, and download our most current topographic base map data and products for free. 
Census Data

Census Boundaries

TIGER products are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database, containing features such as roads, railroads, rivers, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas. The Census Bureau offers several file types and an online mapping application. Our products are:   The Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA) consists of more than fifty high-precision samples of the American population drawn from fifteen federal censuses and from the American Community Surveys of 2000-2011. The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States between 1790 and 2012.
Workshops Description
GIS Data Workshops are intended to introduce or improve one’s knowledge of the process of performing spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems software as a tool.  As UM has a site license for ArcGIS software, it is the main software used to teach spatial analysis for this workshop series. 

Workshops typically consist of two-hour sessions that take a sample research topic/question and walks through how to acquire, convert, analyze, and display spatial data related to the topic. The aim of these workshops is learning through problem-solving. 

These workshops are not intended to be comprehensive in nature nor intended to replace or substitute any GIS courses offered at UM.  They introduce the GIS resources offered by the Library which include one-on-one GIS consultations, additional training online, and GIS data acquisition/access.

Workshops labeled Open Workshop are part of the Utilizing GIS Data Workshop series.  Workshops labeled with course numbers are specifically for that course as a course support/augmented workshop.
GIS Workshops
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, GIS workshops are offered online.
  • Introduction to ArcGIS Online (April 20, 2021, 1-3 PM)
This workshop will introduce you to ArcGIS Online, the ESRI's cloud-based mapping and analysis platform. You will learn how to create interactive maps; how to add, manage, and share content; and how to perform basic spatial analysis procedures with your data. Participants should register in advance to receive the required ArcGIS Online credentials before the session starts. Contact Dr. Jorge Quintela to obtain the credentials. Documentation available at the Data Services Workshops page. Workshop is only offered to UM students, faculty and staff.

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  • Introduction to ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App (April 27, 2021, 1-3 PM)
In this introductory workshop you will learn hot to access a wide variety of demograhic, consumer spending, and business data, aggregated at different geographic levels, and how to generate presentation-ready reports, infographis and maps. A basic understanding of ArcGIS Online is required. Participants should register in advance to receive the required ArcGIS Online credentials before the session starts. Contact Dr. Jorge Quintela to obtain the credentials. Documentation available at the Data Services Workshops page. Workshop is only offered to UM students, faculty and staff.

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  • Course Tutorials and Custom Workshops

The GIS staff, including Abraham Parrish (GIS Librarian) and Dr. Jorge Quintela (GIS and Data Specialist), provide instructional support for courses that use GIS software and methods. To schedule course tutorials or custom workshops, contact Abraham Parrish (

Past GIS Workshops and Course Tutorials

ECS 301: (ArcGIS Online, Web Apps) Adding, Vizualizing, Interpolating, and Printing GIS Data

ARC 585/685: (ArcGIS Pro)
Workshop 1: Brickell Site Data   Tutorial 1
Workshop 2: Brickell Site Vector   Tutorial 2
Workshop 3: Brickell Site 3D   Tutorial 3
Workshop 4: Brickell Site IE      Weather Data: NCEI_NOAA_Data   Tutorial 4
Workshop 5: Brickell Site Output   Tutorial 5

GEG 410:  GIS II Data (ArcGIS Pro)

             Tutorial:  Insights Tutorial
South Florida NonIndigenous Aquatic Species
           Dataset: Miami 311 Service Requests
  • Open Workshop: Creating Raster Digital Elevation Models from LIDAR Data Using ArcGIS Pro (Fall 2018)
            Tutorial:  LIDAR Tutorial
            Dataset:  LIDAR Workshop Data
  • Open Workshop: Introduction to R Visualizing and Managing Geospatial Data (Fall 2018)
  • Open Workshop: Distribution Analysis with Population Data (Fall 2018)
              Dataset:  Population Distribution
  • Open Workshop: Developing Conservation Strategies for Florida's Forests (Fall 2018)
  • Open Workshop: ESRI Insights for Marine Science (Fall 2018)
              Dataset: South Florida NonIndigenous Aquatic Species             EPA Toxic Release Inventory
            FCDS Cancer Data
            Miami Dade Food Hygiene
            Miami Dade Schools

            Health Data

            EPH 623

            Crime Data
Digitized Map Sites
Old Maps Online:  a resouce combining over 400,000 digitized maps from collections all over the world.

Example of time-series study with Daytona Beach topo maps:
Daytona Beach 24K 1952
Daytona Beach 24K 1980
Daytona Beach 24K 1993

United States Geological Survey:
Over 100K modern and historic scanned topographic maps of the United States.
USGS Map Locator & Downloader

Yale University Beinecke Library Digital Maps: thousands of antique scanned maps.

Library of Congress:
Digital Collection with over 15,000 scanned maps.

Source for GIS data and scanned maps from a consortium of dozens of Universities & Organizations.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps:
Detailed scale maps mostly of United States towns & cities c. 1880-1930
Michigan State guide to Sanborns
Connecticut Sanborns
NYPL Sanborns & similar type atlases
Historic Sanborn overlay on modern map example

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Geonames:
Fairly comprehensive gazetteer of world place names and features excluding the USA.

United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System
Gazetteer of United States place names and features.
Columbia Gazetteer:
World gazetteer with descriptions of places in addition to coordinates.
Columbia Gazetteer of the World
Game of Maps Game Map
About GIS Day

t GIS Day

GIS Day was founded in 1999 as an opportunity for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate how the tool is making a difference in our society. Today this international event brings together diverse groups to share in discovering and exploring the benefits of GIS, showcasing its uses, and building and nurturing a GIS community. 

GIS at the University of Miami

Learn more about GIS at UM Libraries »
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Keep the conversation going #GISDay
@UMiamiLibraries @UMspatial 
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Game of Maps 2017 Final Leader Board (S=Stage; Last updated 11/15/2017 09:20 PM)
Place PlayerNum Avatar Alias SI S2 S3 Bonus Total
1 Player 16 Sisters Targaryen 45.00 44.55 59.63 12.00 161.18
2 Player 02 MEV and Plumb 45.00 44.43 58.93 12.50 160.86
3 Player 17 Young Snow 45.00 30.00 59.65 12.50 147.15
4 Player 19 A Song of Salt and Water 45.00 30.00 59.50 12.30 146.80
5 Player 20 Derek Stark of the Hurricane Realm  45.00 30.00 45.00 12.50 132.50
6 Player 01 Lien Targaryan 0.00 30.00 58.85 2.50 91.35
7 Player 18 Whitewalker Lopez 35.00 25.00 0.00 2.30 62.30
8 Player 11 Rickon Straightline 25.00 20.00 0.00 12.00 57.00
9 Player 08 m.light 0.00 30.00 25.00 0.00 55.00
10 Player 09 Alexis Wiener 15.00 25.00 5.00 2.30 47.30
To register as a competitor for Game of Maps, email the Game Master Abraham Parrish with your full name, University of Miami e-mail, alias (Game of Thrones name such as Tom Lanister or Cindy Targaryan), photo of yourself/ team or an avatar, and the kingdom you hail from (campus you are from: Coral Gables, Rosenstiel, or Medical).  This information will be used to build your profile on this web page and to create an ArcGIS Online account that will allow you to use the Collector for ArcGIS application to play the game. Registration is open to all UM students, faculty, and staff.   The Collector for ArcGIS app for your smart phone or tablet can be download at .  A release/waiver form will have to be signed and sent/turned into Game Master Abraham Parrish (Richter Library 347 j) before participants can start playing the game.  A meeting for game competitors will be held at the Richter Library Information Literacy Lab on Nov. 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm to go over the rules and techniques to play the Game of Maps safely.

Coordinates, Clues & Stages
Stage 1: Westeros (Coral Gables campus). Coordinates and clues will be released November 12, 2017 at 8:00 am.

Stage 2: Westeros (Coral Gables campus).  Coordinates and clues will be released November 13, 2017 at 8:00 am.
Stage 3: Westeros (Coral Gables campus).  coordinates and clues will be released November 14, 2017 at 8:00 am.

The Game of Maps will end on GIS Day November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am.
This is the GIS Day 2020 Digital Exhibit, showcasing maps in a variety of digital media from the UM community.
Click the links below for each submission to explore it further.
Housing Affordability Tracker
Creator(s): Project Director: Robin Bachin, Ph.D, Assistant Provost. 
Project Manager: Jorge Damian de la Paz, Senior Program Manager.
Affiliation: University of Miami's Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Digital media: ArcGIS Dashboard
Submission date: 11/02/2020

Description: The University of Miami's Office of Civic and Community Engagement's Affordable Housing Tracker allows users to easily follow the progress Miami-Dade County has made in reaching the unit goal set in last year's "Closing in on 10,000 – A Housing Summit." Built in partnership with Miami-Dade County's Department of Public Housing and Community Development, the Affordable Housing Tracker will trace the Summit properties throughout the construction process–from planning to completion–and will be updated quarterly. 

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Know Your Grove
Creator(s): Kim Grinfeder (Associate Professor) & Margaret Cardillo (Assistant Professor)
Affiliation: School of Communication. Department of Interactive Media
Digital media: Mobile App (Android & iOS)
Submission date: 10/19/2020

Description:  Know Your Grove is the best (and most fun!) way to explore one of Miami's oldest and most historic neighborhoods: Coconut Grove. This app invites you on a bike ride or walking tour to learn about the history of a once vibrant community struggling under the weight of gentrification. From founding families to current development trends, see the "then" and "now" photographs come to life right in front of you, with audio information for easy touring.

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COVID-19 vs. Human Mobility
Creator(s): Chris Chapin. Graduate Student
Master of Science in Business Analytics. Miami Herbert Business School
Digital media: Web app built using R Shiny
Submission Date: 11/04/2020

Description: Interactive web app that compares the patterns of human mobility (represented by daily routing requests on Apple Maps) with the patterns of COVID-19 cases accross diferent geographies.

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Student cannabis use at UM
Creator(s): Katy Haller. Graduate Student
Affiliation: MSPH in Epidemiology

Digital media: ArcGIS Storymap
Submission Date: 11/11/2020

Description: Eighteen percent of University of Miami students have recently used cannabis. This project seeks to understand how the marijuana laws of students’ home states impacts their likelihood of use.

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2014 - 2018 Severe Weather in New Orleans, Louisiana
Creator(s): Amanda Culp
Affiliation: Undergraduate (Junior). Meteorology, Applied Mathematics, and Geography
​Digital Media: ArcGIS Web app 
Submission date: 11/13/2020

Description: New Orleans is prone to not only hurricanes, but also tornadoes, as well as other severe weather events. This interactive map seeks to look at the event distribution among minority groups and those living below the poverty line.

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School Grades and Median Household Income in Miami-Dade County by Census Tract
Creator(s): Angel Carrasquillo
AffiliationUndergraduate (Sesior). Marine  Science and Biology (Senior)
​Digital Media: ArcGIS Web app 
Submission date: 11/13/2020

Description: In this project, I created a Web Application displaying the average grade of public schools in Miami-Dade County per census tract as well as the average household income per census tract. From this data, I have shown that lower graded schools tend to be in areas with lower household income.

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