Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is an integral part of the curriculum in a number of disciplines at Ball State University, including the Department of Geography, the College of Architecture and Planning, the Department of Geology, the Department of Biology, and many others.

The University Libraries' GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) seeks to be a vital resource that provides comprehensive GIS support to the entire Ball State community. The GRMC offers access to the leading GIS software and online GIS tutorials, datasets, online mapping applications, in-house GIS data, and one-on-one assistance from the GIS Specialist.