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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.

Virtual GIS Training

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:

  1. Access and setup, if you have not done so, your Yale University ArcGIS Online Account.
  2. Once you login, please look for your name on the top right corner. 
  3. Click the drop-down menu, you should be able to find "Training"
  4. Once you get access to the Esri e-Learning platform, you may browse their course catalog

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.

Sign up for the Yale GIS-L Mailing List!

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.

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. 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 Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) GIS Services at Yale offer a suite of services and support for all geospatial endeavors on campus and while conducting fieldwork.

GIS CONSULTATIONS

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:

  • Strategies to plan your spatiotemporal work ahead
  • An overview of the tools and techniques used to map raster and vector datasets, using both open source and Esri software
  • Complex spatiotemporal data analyses and modeling

GIS Librarian

  • Miriam Olivares, GIS Librarian | Schedule an appointment
    Miriam consults and manages the GIS Support Services for all disciplines, assisting from individual research to long-term team project planning.
    Please review the location before you reserve an appointment. We can also connect remotely through screen sharing (no video necessary) or by phone.
    • CSSSI: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    • DH Lab (SML, Franke Room): Tuesdays
    • 17 Hillhouse, Room 110: Tuesdays

Geospatial Consultants

GIS INQUIRIES

Public Computer Labs with GIS Software

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:

SCIENCE HILL

HILLHOUSE

  • Dunham Laboratory, Room 120 | 10 Hillhouse Avenue | Map
  • 17 Hillhouse, Room 07 and room 111 | Map
  • Rosenkranz, Room 01 | 115 Prospect Street | Map

CENTRAL CAMPUS

MEDICAL SCHOOL

 

  • Residential Colleges Citrix Computers


 

GIS and Maps Contacts

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

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

GIS Consultations

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Miriam Olivares
Contact:
GIS Librarian
Center for Science and Social Science Information
203-436-5891
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