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GIS: Geographic Information Systems

Getting Help

The Cornell University Library provides a variety of GIS support services for Cornell students, staff, and faculty.  We can help you find and use data, troubleshoot GIS software, plan a geospatial analysis, or refer you to other GIS experts on campus.

Mann Library

Mann Library has a GIS Help Desk located in the consultation area (towards the left as you enter the library).  During the school year, the desk is usually open 2-4pm Monday through Friday.  When the desk is closed, help is available by appointment only.

We recommend that you schedule an appointment to reserve a 30-minute time slot.  However, we also welcome walk-in questions if we are not busy with a scheduled consultation.

If none of the available appointment times are convenient for you, please e-mail Keith Jenkins (the GIS Librarian) to arrange another time.

Olin Library

The Digital CoLab (Olin Library 107) is a spot for study, collaboration, and conversation.  The CoLab is open noon-4pm every weekday for drop-in consultations on digital scholarship topics such as text analysis, GIS and mapping, data visualization, digital publishing and exhibits, databases, and more.

Come by to ask questions about:

  • Making digital maps
  • Programming with R
  • Working with databases and SQL
  • Getting started with text analysis
  • Creating digital exhibits & digital publications
  • Anything else related to digital research or pedagogy that you can dream up
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