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Project Portfolio

GIS Services has successfully produced and collaborated on a number of creative and innovative projects designed with the student and researcher in mind.  Our projects are not only educational, but also engaging through an enjoyable, interactive learning experience.


Downwinders of Utah Archive

Learn about nuclear testing conducted at the Nevada Test Site and the devastating effects nuclear fallout has had throughout Utah.


Reconstructing the Past Through Utah Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Explore the historical Utah Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection within an interactive, 3-dimensional environment.


ARPANET Timeline (1969 - 1980)

Learn about the development of the network that would one day become the Internet.

Project Website: Utah: The Fourth Node on the ARPANET


The Historical GIS of Salt Lake City

Explore and investigate chemical impacts to Salt Lake City associated with EPA Superfund Sites and historical businesses within an interactive, 3-dimensional platform.


Just Digitize It! The J. Willard Marriott Library's Endeavor to Bring Geological Scholarship to the World

View the vast collection of University of Utah Geology Theses and Dissertations while exploring associated maps within a 3-dimensional environment.

*Link will download a .KMZ copy of this project that will open using Google Earth.


Then & Now: A Historical Photo Comparison of Downtown Salt Lake City

Learn about the importance of historical preservation and how areas of downtown Salt Lake City have changed over time.

*Link will download a .KMZ copy of this project that will open using Google Earth.


The J. Willard Marriott Library Interactive Map

Navigate and obtain departmental and collection information for the Marriott Library through an interactive interface designed for students, staff, faculty and visitors.


The J. Willard Marriott Library Interactive Rooftop Garden Map

Learn about the unique plants and features associated with the rooftop garden as part of the library's green initiative.


Family-Friendly Spaces on the University of Utah Campus

Learn about the family-friendly spaces available on the University of Utah campus while obtaining location and use information through this collaborative project.


Child Care Center Interactive Map

Explore the many child care center locations available at the University of Utah while accessing program and location information on demand.


Nihonjin Machi (Japantown) of Salt Lake City

Interact with historical photographs and 3-dimensional reconstructed models of an area that once comprised a large portion of downtown Salt Lake City.


Exploring Western Waters Digital Library

Geographically access Western Waters Digital Library materials through a unique, interactive platform showcasing materials by institutional partners and places of interest.


The Rocky Mountain Power Digital Photo Collection

Explore the digital collection of photographs geolocated on a map with additional information from the library catalog on demand.

*Link will download a .KMZ copy of this project that will open using Google Earth.

Contact Information

Justin Sorensen
GIS Specialist
J. Willard Marriott Library - 1705M
(801) 585-7349

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Creativity & Innovation Services

GIS Services is a unit within the Creativity & Innovation Services department. Learn more about the latest projects, specialized services and upcoming events from each of the units:

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 Last Modified 4/25/18