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GIS coordinator collects, maintains data on university’s facilities

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Adam Ghafourian knows the buildings and streets of UGA’s campuses from top to bottom. He can tell you what’s in them, around them and under them.

As GIS coordinator in the Office of University Architects, he’s responsible for collecting and maintaining that data. GIS, or geographic information systems, are computer-based tools used to store, visualize, analyze and interpret geographic data.

“There is so much data that we need to collect,” he said. “We’re working on being a better communicator of that data and being a resource for the university community.”

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