Geographic Information System

The GIS Mapping Project is an initiative to document the University’s changing physical campus. With continually updated information, the GIS database will become a critical tool in the planning and development of MSU Campus and outlying properties. The base maps that are generated by the GIS Mapping Project document the campus' buildings, natural and cultivated landscapes, roadways and parking areas, infrastructure and utilities, and more. These maps will become a primary means by which campus planners study the interdependence and complexities of MSU’s built and natural environments.

The Office of Campus Planning is in the process of creating corresponding workflow for building three-dimensional GIS Model of a complex site of interest. The GIS environment offers a flexible interactive system for providing the best visual interpretation, planning, and decision making process. The built model becomes one of the most efficient technologies for spatial data management and analysis.