GIS and Mapping Services

We support academic activities such as teaching, learning, and research related to mapping and GIS (geographic information systems). We provide various resources including the GIS & Data Lab and a GIS Specialist to help you:

  • Develop methods for data collection and formats
  • Select and access software and tools (desktop, commercial, open source, cloud software, free student ArcGIS licenses)
  • Create, edit and manipulate data
  • Find and organize data: local data, library/map collection sources, online data, data from campus GIS license
  • Integrate data into a GIS (visualize your data) such as latitude/longitude, addresses, places, scanned maps
  • Generate maps for posters, grant applications, presentations
  • Perform spatial analysis (ask geographic questions)
  • Preserve and share data
  • Learn and teach (with) GIS: campus workshops, course-integrated training, tutorials

Extract of Charles Booth Poverty map

Please contact Rhonda Houser at to set up a GIS consultation or see our GIS Research Guide for more information.


GIS and Data Contacts

Geographic Information Systems
Rhonda Houser, GIS and Data Specialist
Watson Library

Research data
Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Data Services Librarian
Watson Library

Statistical consulting
Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis
Watson Library

Digital humanities
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Watson Library

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