Geospatial Data and Mapping

Whether you’re an experienced user of geospatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) or are just starting out, we can connect you to experts and services to support your work.

How we can help 

Through the library, you can:

  • Find and access geospatial data, including natural environment and topographic (elevation) data, U.S. Census information, regional political data, and more
  • Manage and convert your data, which might be in a format that requires a special computing program to analyze and interpret
  • Use the digital mapping software we have available at the library, including ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, Carto, and others
  • Get support for data visualization and visualization-related software to make graphs, network diagrams, and more

You can also sign up for an individual consultation, request course-related instruction, and attend our workshops in geospatial data and mapping.

Make an appointment

Schedule an online consultation with one of our librarians.

If those times don't work, let us know what kind of help you’re looking for and potential times you can meet by emailing us at

Join a workshop

Come to one of our workshops to learn in a group setting.

Please note that there may be few to no workshops held during the summer term.

Explore our guides

Our guide, Learning GIS, can help you understand and work with geospatial data and GIS tools on campus.

We also have guides to help you find and use aerial imagery, census and demographic information, and other data and mapping resources

Attend our office hours

Get drop-in help specifically for geospatial data and GIS during fall and winter semesters. Winter 2024 office hours are Tuesdays from 3-4pm in the Clark Library.

Want to get more involved? Learn about other resources and groups related to geospatial data and mapping at the university.