Geographic Information System Laboratory

About the Laboratory

The GIS Laboratory provides Geographic Information System (GIS) and 3D modeling resources that enable users to visualize and analyze spatial information in a dynamic and digital environment. This initiative of the RWJF Center for Health Policy is designed to build upon the Center’s interdisciplinary collaborations to produce unique opportunities in the development of innovative modeling resources.

The GIS Laboratory also provides RWJF Fellows with mentoring and training opportunities in the use of GIS modeling to better inform their health and health policy discussions. The use of GIS mapping can be a very powerful tool for race-based advocacy, as it helps to ground race and equity discussions in actual, often community specific, demographic patterns.

For More Information:

Please contact
The Center For Health Policy
Email: center@healthpolicy.unm.edu or call (505) 277-0130



Below is a listing of various state and national resources useful in the collection of data utilized in GIS modeling.

Resources for New Mexico

Center for Applied Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Meteorology, & Environment

Earth Data Analysis Center

Institute For Applied Research (IARS), University of New Mexico

New Mexico Water Science Center (USGS)

New Mexico Bureau of Business & Economic Research

Institute for Engineering Research and Applications (IERA)

New Mexico Geographic Information Council

New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute

Southwest Region Internet Roadmap

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

New Mexico Climate Center

Natural Heritage New Mexico

UNM Museum of Southwestern Biology

USGS Biological Surveys Collection

Arid Lands Field Station (USGS)


GIS-Related Resources for New Mexico

Bureau of Land Management Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB)

City of Albuquerque Geographic Information System (AGIS)

USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Geospatial Data Gateway

New Mexico Geospatial Advisory Committee (GAC, formerly GISAC)

USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region - GIS Data

BLM New Mexico Geosciences Statewide Spatial Data and Metadata


National Resources

Batch Geocode

Home & Communities: Department of Housing and Urban Development  

Metropolitan Area Research Corporation 

The National Map

Social Explorer