A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. GIS is integral to much of the research that AMP has conducted in the past and what we are working on now. Data from Mellinger Farm projects is being captured as vector data in a database that will allow analysis of changes to the Mellinger landscape. Past projects involving GIS include food mapping, mapping of agritourism potential, and supply chain mapping.
AMP partners with community and regional stakeholders to conduct GIS mapping and analysis for Northeast Ohio and beyond. To see some examples of AMP’s GIS projects, please visit the Northeast Ohio Agricultural Asset Mapping page.
If you are interested in learning more about AMP’s GIS services, or if you have ideas about potential mapping projects, please contact us.
You can also check out these online mapping tools:
United States Census Data Mapper
Ohio EPA - Surface Water Quality and Hydrologic Units in Ohio (interactive maps)
Ohio EPA - Ohio Compost Facilities