GIS is used for many purposes that range from calculating space, analyzing spatial relationships, patterns or trends, to cartography, visualization, and site management. At Yale, researchers from all disciplines embark in projects that require geospatial technologies to answer important questions and support learning and collaborative research initiatives.
The Marx Science and Social Science Library (Marx Library) GIS Services at Yale offer a suite of services and support for all geospatial endeavors on campus and while conducting fieldwork.
Yale members have the option to join the Esri e-Learning platform to access hundreds of GIS virtual training at no cost.
If you were familiar with access codes for virtual courses, starting August 15, 2016 those codes are no longer necessary. Instead, you just need to:
Be aware that many instructor-led training are not included as a no-cost option with the site license. However, you may review hundreds of virtual training that are available at no cost for Yale members.
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.
Our GIS Team includes a group of enthusiastic consultants who can work with you to integrate GIS into your various projects and learning activities. Some of the aspects that you can discuss during your consultation are:
Virtual Consultations by Appointment - Reserve an appointment
Due to current teaching plans at Yale, all our GIS consultations are offered as virtual meetings (screen sharing, no video necessary.) You may join the consultation by phone.
Virtual Drop-In Consultations
If you have any issues, please call Sara Gottlieb-Cohen at (203) 432-3278.
Please keep in mind if you join at a different time than Henry's schedule, you may connect with one statistical consultant, but GIS support would need to wait until Henry is on call.
Apr. 05, 2020
The ITS Public Computing group has worked tirelessly, and now Yale members can access Esri ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap) and ArcGIS Pro via Citrix MyApps. Please be aware that Apps are available for certain groups, mostly Yale students. If your login is not granted access to the Esri software via Citrix MyApps, discuss with your IT manager and learn how you could obtain access.
Please follow the ITS "My Apps Getting Started Guide." If you need to troubleshoot the access, please submit a ticket through the ITS Help Desk.
Yale University offers hundreds of public computers that are located throughout campus and are intended for use by members of the Yale community. These computers have a common software image to provide ample access to academic programs and software needed for classes.
Regarding GIS software, this is not a complete list but includes locations where the GIS software has been installed. You may find one or a combination of the Esri ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) and ArcGIS Pro, Google Earth Pro, and/or QGIS: