Geographic & Spatial Data Services
Geographic and Spatial Data Services is a part of Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons (G49).
What is GIS?
A geographic information system allows a user to store, analyze, manipulate, manage, and visualize spatial data.
GIS Workstations, Software, and Licensed Resources
The Digital Scholarship Commons in Hillman Library has a lab area with 12 workstions, each with a widescreen monitor and several GIS applications (ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Pro) installed.
There is also a separate workstation in the Digital Scholarship Commons dedicated to provide access to certain Pitt-only licensed spatial data resources, such as the Geolytics database.
Consultations at other times
Metadata: Consult our metadata librarian for support on adding and maintaining the metadata associated with your data.
- Geographic Information System (GIS) Resources – Oakland US Data
- Finding Maps-Oakland
- Finding Information on Geology and Planetary Science
- Environmental Studies Research @ Pitt
- Finding Topographic Maps-Oakland
- Government Publications