GIS at the University of Michigan

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is used widely at the University of Michigan. This page is a clearinghouse of information about GIS software and related resources at the University of Michigan.

Access to GIS Software in Public Labs

Most public labs on campus, including PC computer labs administered by SITES and CAEN, include ArcGIS for Desktop and QGIS.

ESRI Campus Site License Information

ITS administers the site license for ESRI's ArcGIS software, and distributes the software, including Desktop, Server, and other items included in our site license. More information can be found on ITS' page about ArcGIS. Please contact licensing if you are interested in an ESRI product but are not sure if it is included in the site license. The site license includes a subscription to ArcGIS Online for Organizations, please see ArcGIS Online at the University of Michigan for more information.

A GIS Community of Practice

A GIS Community of Practice meets regularly online and off to share information, experiences and ideas around GIS topics, especially as they relate to the University of Michigan.

Support for Learning and Using GIS and Locating Geospatial Data

CSCAR provides support for spatial analysis , both through consulting and grant support.

The Clark Library provides support for locating geospatial data and assistance with using ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine and other spatial analysis software. See menu items at left for more information.

The Clark Library also assists with troubleshooting ArcGIS installations and submitting problem reports to ESRI, please email to gain assistance with either of these. The Clark Library also issues ESRI's virtual campus course codes, please see our guide to learning ArcGIS for more information, and request specific courses by emailing .

The ESALab is a unit within the School of Natural Resources and the Environment that primarily provides support to SNRE constituents.

The LSA IT Advocacy and Research Support group includes specialists who provide support for the use of GIS in research and teaching to members of the LSA community.

GIS and Spatial Analysis in the Curriculum

A graduate certificate in spatial analysis is available to UM graduate students via the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.


For more information or to add your campus GIS presence to this list, please email Nicole Scholtz at .

Page maintained by Nicole O. Scholtz
Last modified: 05/09/2016