Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services

John C. Hodges Library supports the needs of the university community by providing patrons with resources needed to expedite GIS use for teaching and research. Map Services is responsible for developing geospatial collections (both commercial and public domain) needed by our primary clientele.

Staff Assistance

The following assistance is available to students, faculty, and staff who are involved with a GIS-related project, research, or assignment.

  • Evaluating GIS as a suitable tool for solving a research need
  • Finding print and electronic GIS-related (GIS and GPS) resources
  • Finding and making available spatial data
  • Formatting and projecting spatial data

We recommend scheduling appointments by calling (974-4315) or emailing Map Services

For a specific appointment to discuss using geospatial resources, contact Gregory March, Map & Geospatial Data Librarian, at

GIS Equipment, Software, and Data

  • The library has 8 GIS Workstations (with dual screen monitors) running various GIS applications, available to UT Affiliates only. Priority is given to those working on GIS projects. We advise contacting Map Services ahead of time to check on availability. UT affiliates should honor software licensing agreements.
  • Data created and stored on these GIS workstations is not backed up, can be seen by other UT Affiliates, and is subject to deletion. We advise backing up work to an external device such as a flash drive or hard drive.
  • The library provides vendor purchased geospatial data available to UT Affiliates only. UT Affiliates should honor data licensing agreements
  • Public domain geospatial data is available to UT Affiliates and the general public.