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Geographic Information Systems at Yale   Tags: geodatabases, geographic information systems, gis, latitude, longitude, maps  

Geographic Information Systems at Yale University encompasses a range of spatial applications and services. GIS is used by many disciplines at Yale University.
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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 Abraham Parrish ( with a list of up to three (3) course titles from the following page.  Codes can ONLY be released to a valid Yale University ( 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.


There are a variety of service centers that provide different levels of GIS service at Yale University. The Yale University Library Map Department GIS Service aims to provide a comprehensive GIS service that covers geospatial data searching, acquisition, data manipulation, instruction, software access, distribution, and output.


Other University departments provide various levels of GIS services as well. The Statlab provides integrated GIS services with an emphasis on instruction and analysis. See the Services page and the Contact page for more detailed information on services offered by Yale.

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.

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