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Chat Service Staffed Hours: Spring 2021
Mondays: 12pm - 6pm
Tuesdays: 12pm - 6pm
Wednesdays: 12pm - 6pm
Thursdays: 12pm - 6pm
Fridays: 12pm - 6pm
Geographic Information System (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.
Data Services provides services for NYU patrons using a variety of geospatial analysis software packages.
Individual Consultations: The best way to request an individual consultation is via our appointment request form, which will ensure that the appropriate consultant can meet with you at a mutually agreeable time.
E-mail Consultations: You may also send us your questions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most e-mails will be answered within one business day (messages received on Friday will not be answered until Monday).
Our role is to facilitate your geospatial analysis within the realm of our supported software packages (i.e., ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS StoryMaps). 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.
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.