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Geographic Information Systems at Yale: Getting Started with GIS

Geographic Information Systems at Yale University encompasses a range of spatial applications and services. GIS is used by many disciplines at Yale University.

Yale Map Department GIS Software Installation Guides

This guide is intended to help standardize GIS Software installations on managed and faculty/staff/student computers across campus.  If you have questions, or would like to see an application added to the Yale Map Department Suggested GIS Software Configuration, please contact me.

GIS Instructional Materials

To request ESRI Virtual Campus Access Codes, email the GIS team at the CSSSI with a list of up to three (3) course titles from the following page.  Codes can ONLY be released to a valid Yale University (yale.edu) email address.

GIS at Yale University

GIS is used for many purposes that range from calculating space, analyzing spatial relationships, patterns or trends, to cartography, visualization, and site management.

GIS Services at Yale are currently provided by the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI). For GIS help, please contact gis_reference@mail.yale.edu. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

The StatLab Consultants at the CSSSI can also help with GIS. Information about the different specialties of each consultant can be found at http://csssi.yale.edu/csssi-statistical-consultants and their schedule can be found at http://csssi.yale.edu/csssi-statistical-consultants-schedule

ESRI's GIS Bibliography

This bibliography covers the literature of geographic information systems, science, and technology. It indexes journals, conference proceedings, books, and reports from the origins of GIS to the present. There are currently 116,670 entries in the Esri GIS Bibliography.

GIS and Maps Contacts

For assistance with GIS data or software, please contact the GIS team at the CSSSI at gis_reference@mailman.yale.edu.

For assistance with paper maps from the Map Department, please contact mapsreference@mailman.yale.edu.

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Stay informed about GIS related events, announcements and issues.  We use this list to keep the Yale GIS User Community informed about everything from GIS Workshops to License Server maintenance events.