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Geographic Information Systems

General Information

NYU Data Services, NYU Libraries and Information Technology




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Location [online services]

Staffed Hours: Summer 2020

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COVID - 19 Service Status

Data Services has shifted to virtual services for the Summer 2020 sessions. During our normal working hours, we will respond to requests via e-mail and will attempt to offer guidance via Zoom when necessary.

GIS Collection Statement

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.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

ArcGIS Online Available at NYU

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

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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

NYU Data Services Offers New GIS Classes

Workshops on geocoding, data cleaning and management for GIS, and more are now available

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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.

Consulting Guidelines

Services Provided

  • 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.


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