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Research Guides

MSU Libraries Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Services

Online Mapping Tools

ArcGIS Online

This is an easy to use, online mapping resource. Register your Esri Global Account or create a public account and make a great looking map in minutes that you can share online and embed in websites.

Storymaps for ArcGIS Online

Applications for creating interactive maps with ArcOnline.

Google Maps

Create your own map by adding markers and polygons.

Google Earth Pro

"View satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, galaxies far in space, and the deepest depths of the ocean."

Google Fusion Tables

"Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share larger data tables."


DiRT is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use.


"CartoDB makes it easy for anyone to see and understand location data. Explore your data, or use ours. You'll be connecting the dots in no time."

Subject Guide