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Karl Benedict
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Subject Areas
Data Science
Research Data Management
Geographic Information Science
Centennial Science and Engineering Library. Room L173


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  • Ian Larsen

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What is ArcGIS?

ArcGIS (Geographical information system) is software used for creating/ viewing maps, compiling geographic data, sharing/ discovering geographic information, and managing a range of geographic databases.  

The system provides an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available openly on the Web.


Within University Libraries ArcGIS is available on computers in:

Learn to Use ArcGIS

Tips for Using ArcGIS

  • Save often, in case the software crashes

  • Automate workflow to reduce time wasted on redundant process by using batch processing.

  • If printing work, be sure to print as a PDF file, not MXD.