GIS and Data Services
KU Libraries staff offer expert assistance through GIS consultations and both course-integrated (custom) and open (campus) workshops for undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty. More...
KU Libraries aim to support the campus research community with guidance on data managment plans, assistance with depositing data in KU ScholarWorks or external repositories, and related services. More...
GIS and Data Lab
The GIS and Data Lab assists the KU community with many types of digital data, including geospatial, quantitative, tabular, and textual data. We can help you collect, organize, analyze, and visualize your data, and with access to related software and tools. We are located on the 4th floor of Watson Library in room 425, the sunroom across from the main staircase. Drop in and use the Lab whenever Watson is open (Hours). You can also contact us with questions and/or to set up a consultation with a staff member (at right). Many of the powerful computers have two monitors, and workstations facilitate individual or group work, and allow users to try out specialized software and data that is not likely installed on personal or other public computers. This includes:
- Adobe Design Suite Pro
- ArcGIS (plus local GIS data)
- Business Analyst (ArcGIS with specialized data & tools for market planning, territory design, marketing, etc.)
- Colectica Express
- DIVA GIS
- GoogleEarth Pro (demographic, parcel & traffic data, batch geocode, measure area & height)
- Sigma Plot