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Alert: June 20-22, 2014


Please note that the Spatial Data Repository Server will be unavailable June 20-22, 2014 for scheduled maintenance. Please contact us at if you need any spatial data related assistance during this down time.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank You,
The SDR Team

General Information



5th Floor Research Commons
Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South

Staffed Hours (Summer 2014)

Mondays: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesdays: 12pm - 6pm
Wednesdays: 12pm - 6pm
Thursdays: 12pm - 6pm
Fridays: 12pm - 4pm

Data Services workstations are also available for walk-in use whenever the library stacks are open.


Data Services Appointment Form
(212) 998-3434


GIS Day @ NYU: 2012

GIS Day @ NYU (Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, 12-3pm, Research Commons | 5th Floor | Bobst Library)


General Information

What is GIS?

 A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and present all types of geographically referenced data. - ESRI

GIS enables users to integrate various data into one system, overlay map layers, analyze and model spatial data and, finally, visualize the results in maps, reports and charts. GIS can be used to represent any data which has a geographic component and is currently utilized in many fields including urban and regional planning, disaster planning and emergency management, natural resource management, environmental planning, public health, public utility, engineering, weather forecasting, history, archeology, political science, food science, housing, and many more.

GIS Services and Spatial Data Resources:

The GIS services provided by NYU Data Services support teaching, learning and research across the University with geospatial technology. The GIS services provided to NYU faculty, students and staff, include: the Spatial Data Repository, assistance in locating and accessing spatial data, tutorials and training resources for using GIS software, and individual and group consultation sessions for conducting spatial analysis with GIS software packages. Data Services also supports use of spatial data across all aspects of the data life cycle.

Data Services professional staff can assist with questions regarding GIS, training, spatial data or other service-related query. For help please fill out the appointment form or send an email to


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