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GIS Consultations

The Scholarly Commons offers research consultations for GIS and geospatial technologies. Our experts will work with you at any phase of your research, whether you are just starting to look for data, ready to analyze your data, or need advice on how to visualize your data.

Research consultation appointments can be scheduled directly or the Scholarly Commons GIS experts can be emailed using the link above. Replies are generally sent within 24-48 business hours. Our best service comes from scheduled appointments, but you may also drop-in to room 306 of the Main Library during our open hours, Monday-Friday.

GIS Consultation Topics:

  • Finding and Downloading Geospatial Data
  • Geocoding Addresses
  • Creating and Digitizing Geospatial Data
  • Collecting Geospatial Data in the Field
  • Geodatabase Design and Organization
  • Georeferencing Imagery and Scanned Maps
  • Coordinate Systems and Projections
  • 3D Geospatial Data

  • Geospatial Analysis Workflow and Needs Assessment
  • Geoprocessing Automation (Python and ModelBuilder)
  • Overlay Analyses (Intersects, Unions, Clips, Spatial Joins, etc.)
  • Routing and Services Areas (Network Analysis)
  • Geostatistical Analyses
  • Remote Sensing
  • Image Classification

  • Print Map Design and Production
  • Web Map Design and Production
  • 3D Geospatial Data Visualizations
  • Geospatial Data Graphs and Charts

Note: Scholarly Commons GIS experts and staff are not able to create maps for publication purposes, but can offer feedback, advice, and help with cartographic products.

Note: The software listed are what the Scholarly Commons actively and commonly supports. If you are working with other software, we will try our best to still help.