Supporting the use of geospatial data and technologies in research and teaching on Auraria Campus and beyond.
What is GIS? Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map, analyze, and assess real-world problems in a dynamic, digital environment. Many tools exist for integrating querying and analyzing a wide variety of data types, such as scientific and cultural data, satellite imagery, and aerial photography, as well as data collected by individuals. Read about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Research Guides.
ArcGIS Online Account Request - Go to this page to read about an online software with further analysis and data access capabilities beyond the free/public ArcGIS online accounts. A link to a request form is there.
ArcGIS Online - For accessing the Auraria Library‘s ArcGIS online instance
DATA - The Colorado GeoLibrary data portal
Email a geospatial question - Use this link to ask a quick question or request help finding data. For in-person help, schedule a consultation (see below).
These are sessions that can be requested for in-class instruction or hosted at the library for various groups.
For one-on-one help with GIS data and methodologies.
Software and Tools
- GIS software in the library
- ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro
- See recommended technologies in our guide
- Online: explore our databases with “maps“ as a keyword
- Paper Collection: housed in the map cabinets on the 2nd floor
Resources Beyond the Library
Campus Geospatial Computer Facilities
- SI 2011 – Instructional Lab (24 seats)
- SI 2007 – Student Work & Tutor Lab (30 seats), controlled access
Geospatial Organizations and Groups
- MSU Denver student GIS club
- CU Denver's EDGE
(Every Day Geographical Experiences)
- FOSS4G OSGeo - CU Denver hub focused on open source software for geospatial
- RM-URISA - Rocky Mountain chapter of geospatial professionals
- GIS Colorado - Supportive non-profit organization for GIS professionals