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An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, with ArcGIS Tutorials and Resources

GIS software

There are many Geographic Information Systems (GIS) available for use.  More than can be listed here.  Support is offered for all with a focus on those systems listed below.  

ESRI ArcGIS software products include ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online and Story Maps. The university has a site license for this software.  It is available in most Rutgers computing labs and through the Virtual Computer Labs.  See the university software portal for information regarding individual and departmental access and licenses.  Click HERE for instructions to create your account.

QGIS is a leading and robust open source GIS software.  It has a large and active community of support.

Google Maps is a robust GIS best used for navigation and light mapping.

Google Earth and Google Earth Pro present high resolution satellite data, aerial imagery and more.

Open Street Map is an open source project to create a free editable map of the world.  It is supported by a large and active community.

 

Help

Do you need assistance with a GIS project?

Do you have a GIS related question?

Please contact us at gis-help@rutgers.edu

Request assistance using this GIS-Help form

The schedule for office hours may be found through the appointment button to the right.

 

Projections

To help understand projections, which are an important piece of a GIS visualization, watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIID5FDi2JQ

 

 

GIS Specialist

Susan Oldenburg's picture
Susan Oldenburg
Contact:
OARC@CoRE, Busch
NBLibraries@Alexander, College

Workshop Recordings

Please find recordings of previously held workshop sessions here:

GIS Basics at the Rutgers Kaltura Mediaspace

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