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Geographic Information Systems

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Staffed Hours: Fall 2017

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is anything that integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations.

NYU Data Services Expands Spatial Data Repository Collection

NYU's GIS data discovery portal now includes vector and raster data from Harvard, Stanford, CUNY Baruch, and other institutions.

Explore NYU's GIS Tools and Services

Filter through the range of platforms according to GIS process, availability, and level of support

Explore Government GIS Data with Carto

Users can open datasets from Data.gov and NYU's Spatial Data Repository with Carto

Geographic Information Systems Support at NYU

NYU Data Services offers assistance with geospatial learning and analysis. Visit the Spatial Data Repository to find data, submit research data, and schedule an appointment.

ArcGIS Online Now Available

Members of the NYU community can request access for ESRI ArcGIS Online accounts.

Consulting Guidelines

Services Provided

  • Our role is to facilitate your geospatial analysis within the realm of our supported software packages (i.e., ArcGIS, QGIS, Carto, ArcGIS Online, and Esri Story Maps). We can assist you with issues that you may encounter with respect to data finding (locating geospatial data), preparation (importing, merging, and cleaning data), analysis (geoprocessing), and results (understanding the formatting of the output). We can also help you select the best package for your task, interpret error messages, and locate documentation and further resources.

  • In addition to providing regularly scheduled software-specific tutorials, we can also help instructors by providing classroom presentations to introduce geospatial software.

  • Our role is to assist you with your analysis, rather than to conduct analyses for you. It is the researcher's responsibility to ensure that the research design, analysis, and programming are justified and appropriate for the discipline at hand.

 

Whom we can help

 

  • Consulting services are limited to current NYU students, faculty, and staff.

 

Types of assistance not covered by our service

 

  • One-on-one GIS/mapping tutoring and general inquiries about methodology and statistical topics

  • Assistance with projects of commercial nature or those involving classified information, non-disclosure agreements, related to or likely to be involved in litigation, etc.

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