Stanford Geospatial Center

The Stanford Geospatial Center's mission is to support any and all GIS use across the entire Stanford community.

Follow the links below or in the side bar to the left to find out more about our services, or contact us with any questions or to set up an initial consultation.


We provide scheduled and on-demand instruction in the fundamentals of GIS, data management, data visualization tools, and spatial analysis. We can also provide customized training for specific disciplines or departments and access to advanced training online.

If you are new to GIS you can sign up for the Introduction to ArcGIS workshop notification list here:

Workshop Sign Up

For general announcements on all things geo spatial at Stanford, please sign up for the Stanford GIS email list.


​We provide one-on-one consultations for GIS related projects, as well as support for faculty and departments who want to bring GIS instruction to their classes. You can set up an appointment by emailing David Medeiros or Stace Maples.

Note - previous experience with ArcGIS or completion of our Introduction to ArcGIS workshop are required to make a reference appointment.

GIS data resources

The SGC has an extensive collection of basic and thematic geospatial data in digital format and Branner Library is home to a large collection of paper maps. In addition to the digital resources we have on hand GIS users can look for data online at the Earth Works geospatial data search engine.

Earth Works


Stanford affiliates are entitled to complimentary copies of ArcGIS software. Visit our Software page for download links and installation instructions as well as information for other useful GIS applications.


GIS Instruction


GIS Consultations


GIS Data

GIS Software