Late Night in the Phog
Oct. 09, 12:00 am
Thodos in Residence
Oct. 09, 08:00 am
Jayhawk Day
Oct. 09, 09:00 am
Jayhawk Day
Oct. 09, 01:00 pm
Oct. 09, 05:30 pm

Late Night in the Phog
Oct. 09, 12:00 am
Soccer vs Baylor
Oct. 09, 07:00 pm
Soccer vs. Baylor
Oct. 09, 07:00 pm
Football vs Baylor
Oct. 10, 12:00 am
Volleyball vs Iowa State
Oct. 10, 12:00 am

GIS and Data Services

GIS Data and Software Services and Instruction

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...

Research Data Management

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)
  • ATLAS.ti
  • AutoCad
  • Business Analyst (ArcGIS with specialized data & tools for market planning, territory design, marketing, etc.)
  • Colectica Express
  • GoogleEarth Pro (demographic, parcel & traffic data, batch geocode, measure area & height)
  • Maple
  • Minitab
  • QGIS
  • R
  • SAS
  • Sigma Plot
  • SPSS

GIS and Data Contacts

Geographic Information Systems
Rhonda Houser, GIS and Data Specialist
Watson Library

Research data
Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Data Services Librarian
Watson Library

Statistical consulting
Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis
Watson Library

Digital humanities
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Watson Library

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—American Library Association
KU ScholarWorks offers access to more than 13,000 items created by KU faculty and students
An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
More than 111,000 scores, books, sound recordings, and other volumes in Music & Dance Library
Anschutz Library serves as KU’s 24-hour study facility for students
More than 700 Vosper Society members support the mission of KU Libraries
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities