Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) at RMBL

Scientists, students, and staff collect, store, manage, view, and analyze spatial data, as well as associated attribute data. GIS is useful because it allows users to combine, analyze, and view many layers of data at the same time. This allows users to do many things, including but not limited to:

  • see connections, trends, or relationships.
  • make maps to present and share their data or location.
  • make predictive models.

Frequently Asked Questions

For RMBL Scientists: how do I get trained on a RMBL GPS unit? And/or, how do I submit GPS metadata? Email or stop by the GIS office (room 102) in the Gothic Research Center.

What kinds of spatial data are available at RMBL?

  • General: Lakes, streams, parcels, peaks, mines, roads, sections, townships, wildfire hazard, ditches, precipitation, watershed, wetlands
  • RMBL townsite datasets: Buildings, outhouses, water lines, water valves, electric lines, meters, transformers, wetland delineation, riparian delineation, buildable zones, future buildings, avalanche zones, phones, phone boxes, active and historical research site locations.
  • Boundaries: Colorado state boundary, Colorado counties boundary, Gunnison county boundary, wilderness boundary, etc.
  • Parcels: Land ownership property parcels in Gunnison County.
  • Elevation
  • Aerial Photos
  • Vegetation maps
  • Topographic Maps (DRGs): County-wide
  • Wildlife Data
  • Avalanche Paths
  • Soils Data