This guide provides a centralized link to data and resources available to University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students, as well as for the public. If you have any questions or special request for data, help with your GIS, or maps please use the contact links for library personnel on the left side of the page.
The UA Libraries will again be holding drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am throughout the fall semester for anyone who has questions relating to GIS. Stop on by to get help with GIS-related work or even just learn about new concepts and tools to help you in research, teaching, or learning. On most Wednesdays we’ll open with a 30 to 60 minutes demonstration or workshop on a tool or concept (schedule below, calendar attached) with the remainder dedicated to an open session to get help and meet other users of GIS on campus. Coffee and snacks will also be provided!
Starting on May 24th we will be hosting drop-in hours every Wednesday this Summer from 9-11am in the iSpace Lab . Stop by to learn more about GIS, get help with your GIS-related projects, or just to talk shop.
The iSpace Lab is located in the Science and Engineering Library, Room 212:
We hope to see you there!
Friday April 21st, 2pm to 4pm
QGIS is the leading open-source GIS desktop software platform available for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Used around the world, this fully featured, robust desktop software package provides a host of features and capabilities to help you in analysis and in creating maps. In this two-hour sessions, we will introduce QGIS, its layout, and capabilities, and walk through some common GIS tasks. For this workshop, it is requested that users bring their own laptop with QGIS already installed. The installation software can be downloaded at the link below.
This workshop will be held in the Main Library, Room 313
As part of “Culture Craft Saturdays,” on March 11th, UA GIST faculty, students, and alumni will be hosting March Map-ness from 11 AM – 3 PM at the Arizona State Museum. This event is being held in conjunction with the museum’s open house and UA’s book fair. The event will focus on fun, family-friendly mapping activities and orienteering games using your cell phone.