Maps and Geospatial Data
ECDS works with scholars to incorporate geospatial technologies and data visualization into their research and teaching. We provide consultations, access to computing resources and software, classroom instruction in geospatial tools and technologies, access to data collections and assistance locating relevant data, and long-term project partnerships.
Our GIS staff:
Michael Page, Geographer and Lecturer in Environmental Sciences
Megan Slemons, GIS Librarian
Walk-in - We do our best to accommodate those who come into the center for assistance. However, we recommend you schedule a consultation via email or phone.
Esri Virtual Campus - We have access to the Esri Virtual Campus through our campus-wide site license to ArcGIS. There is a wide variety of self-paced, web-based courses covering GIS topics. Many courses are free, while others require an access code. Email a GIS librarian if you would like access to one of these courses.
Request Classroom Instruction - Use this online form to request that we visit your class to provide an overview of our resources or specific instruction on how to successfully accomplish a course research task.
Finding Data - We provide links to key data resources curated by our GIS librarian.
GIS Software and Computing Resources
GIS software is available on PC workstations both in the ECDS and in the nearby Learning Commons. A list of installed programs is available on our Computer Resources page.
GPS Units - Emory provides a set of handheld GPS units for use in teaching that can be checked out from the library.
GIS Listserv - Join the GIS-L listserv to get connected to the Emory GIS community. Learn about events, ask questions, and hear about job or internship opportunities. Subscribe here or by emailing the GIS librarian.
Numeric Data and Data Management
The ECDS also provides assistance with numeric data and data management. ECDS Head of Data Services, Rob O’Reilly, assists with finding data and cleaning and preparing data for analysis. The Robert W. Woodruff Library provides resources to assist researchers with data management plans and storage.
For help with statistical methods and analysis, Emory’s Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (QuanTM) offers assistance by appointment and on a walk-in basis: http://quantitative.emory.edu/about/index.html.