A Geographic Information System (GIS) "integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. (ESRI)"
What is GIS used for? There are many applications, spanning a wide variety of disciplines. Some examples include:
Research & Information Services (RIS) department, has provided support and instruction for GIS since 1997. Currently we support both licensed and open source GIS software including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online.
In addition to software access in the Library, described below, the NU Library has acquired an institutional site license for the ArcGIS software suite from ESRI. NU-affiliated faculty, staff and students can install ArcGIS Desktop on their personal computers and access desktop, mobile, server and web-based mapping applications. Use the Access GIS tab of this guide for more information.
ArcGIS in the Chicago Campus Libraries:
Via our LibGuide you can access information on how to:
If you are in need of assistance with a GIS project, please fill out the GIS Support Request Form. We look forward to working with you!