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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) + Mapping

A set of tools to explore GIS and Mapping spacial data for research

Software Available on UAlbany Library Computers


ArcGIS Desktop includes a suite of integrated applications, including ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcScene. By using these applications and interfaces in unison, you can perform any GIS task, simple to advanced, including mapping, geographic analysis, data editing and compilation, data management, visualization, and geoprocessing. ArcGIS Software is installed in Information Commons of the three UAlbany Libraries.

ESRI ArcGIS software  to students, faculty, and staff is available for office and personal computers:

UAlbany Students, Faculty, and Staff: Installing ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Standard

Getting started with ArcGIS : Esri Training Catalog

Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based primarily on satellite imagery. The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a 3D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles.

Access Google Earth: Available in the UAlbany Library Computing Sites and Online: Google Earth