ArcGIS

Your Librarian

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Karl Benedict
Subject Areas
Geography
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Data Science
Geographic Information Science
Contact:
Centennial Science and Engineering Library. Room L173
(505) 277-5256
Skype Contact: kbene

Acknowledgements

Guide content contributed by:

  • Ian Larsen

Guide maintained by:

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.

ArcGIS at UNM

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.