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The GIS Program provides a core service to fRI Research and has been an integral part of the organization since it began in 1992. Our team works closely with many of the researchers, developing practices for managing their data.

The GIS Program coordinates the sharing of standardized GIS data, applications, products, and other GIS-related resources. The goal is to expand fRI Research resources and investment by improving data management, efficiency, integrity, and quality.


  • Documentation: Ensuring metadata is available and current. Adhere to existing data sharing agreements.
  • Maintenance: Establishing best practices for data maintenance and workflows.
  • Inventory: Ensuring the best available data is available to researchers and is easy to find.
  • Databases: Managing databases for ease of use and data mining capabilities.


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