The University of Arizona

GIS & Geospatial Data

We designed this guide to help you use geographic information and geospatial data in your research.


Chris Kollen
Main A501
(520) 305-0495

Library GIS Specialist

Ben Hickson
Main 501
(520) 621-9940

What is GIS?

Spatial Data Explorer

UA Campus Maps

EVGeoCloud - Mexico

PAG Imagery & Lidar

SanBorn Maps

Social Explorer

Scanned Arizona Topos

    Welcome to the University of Arizona GIS guide!

    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.

    What is GIS?




    New GIS drop in hours


    Ben Hickson with the UA Library will be hosting drop-in hours every second Thursday in the iSpace Lab beginning April 6th.  Drop on by from 9 to 11am to learn more about GIS, get help with your GIS projects, or just to talk shop.

    The iSpace Lab is located in the Scienec and Engineering Library, Room 212:

    March Map-ness event at the Arizona State Museum on March 11th


    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.

    • MAP your neighborhood
    • GO on a discovery hunt
    • LEARN how Southwest borders have changed over time
    • MASTER orienteering to challenge others
    • NAVIGATE distance & direction using a compass, your body & measuring tape
    • MEET curators
    • VISIT behind-the-scenes labs
    • TOUR collections storage areas


    StoryMap workshop in the iSpace learning lab on 2/24


    Learn how to create and share GIS web applications that can help you tell the story within your work. Using the suite of tools available to you in ArcGIS Online, the Story Maps workshop will walk you through the process of creating an informative and structured Story Map application using both web maps and supplementary photos and text.

    Workshop materials can be found here: