The Map and Government Information Library's GIS Lab provides hardware and software for use of geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial information. It is available to all users during our open hours.

GIS projects have priority on the dual-monitor workstations. You may be asked to relocate to a workstation on the first floor if availability becomes an issue. Users are asked to complete their work 10 minutes before the end of our open hours so the staff can prepare to close the library.

In addition to dual monitor GIS workstations, the Lab has an Epson 10000XL 11x17 flatbed scanner and a Contex HD5450 Large Format Scanner. Please visit our Imaging Services page for further information about these services.

Software on the GIS dual monitor workstations includes:

  • ArcGIS Suite
  • ArcPro
  • QGIS
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • R Studio
  • Atom
  • Blender
  • OpenRefine

For more on GIS data, including links to free GIS data and subscription databases, visit the GIS Data research guide. For specific software requests or project assistance, contact Meagan Duever, GIS Librarian, in the Research and Computational Management department.