Floors 3-6, including the book stacks, are CLOSED to patrons while we make building improvements. Study space and reservable study rooms are available on the 1st and 2nd (entrance) floors. Books are available via Retrieval and Pick Up. Books located in areas of active work may take an additional 1-2 days to retrieve. 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Map Services Overview

We offer consultations, workshops, and software recommendations to guide your creation and use of maps, geographic analyses, and geospatial data. Regardless of your experience level, we have services to meet your needs. Consultations and workshops are freely available to members of the GW university community and its affiliates.

Making Maps and Using GIS Software Consulting Guidelines

Services Provided

  • One-on-one and small group consultation appointments to help you find, access, analyze, and publish geospatial data, historic maps, remotely sensed imagery, and similar data sources.
  • We offer support for you to learn techniques and identify and use GIS software and visualization tools appropriate for your particular research project. It is the researcher’s responsibility to ensure that the research design, analysis, and presentation are appropriate for their context.
  • In addition to our prescheduled workshops, we may be available to offer in-class or asynchronous video tutorials for specific software, tools, or datasets upon request.

Types of Assistance Not Covered by Our Service

  • Creating maps or conducting analyses on your behalf
  • Purchasing individual software licenses. We will take recommendations, however, and assist with both the installation of licenses currently available to you and free, open source software tools.

 

Contact Us!

To make an appointment for a GIS consultation, logon to your Penji account, make sure you are on the Data Consulting page, select a 30 or 60 minute appointment, and then select GIS.