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Geographic Information Systems

Geographic information systems and spatial data resources for the NYU Abu Dhabi community.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are any set of tools or technologies used to collect, integrate, store, edit, analyze, share, or display 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.

Access GIS at NYUAD

Consulting Guidelines

Services provided

  • Our role is to facilitate your geospatial analysis within the realm of our supported software packages (i.e., ArcGIS, QGIS, 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

Creative Commons License
Original work in this LibGuide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.