The Stanford Geospatial Center is part of The Branner Earth Science Library and Map Collections, and is accessible to patrons with limited mobility. An elevator is available to take patrons to the library entrance on the second floor. A power-equipped, accessible entrance is located on the south side of the building.

About us

We support the use of spatial data, methods, and technology in research and teaching at Stanford University. The Stanford Geospatial Center (SGC) provides access and support for a wide range of resources, including software like ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, QGIS, Google Earth Engine, and datasets like’s daily image of the Earth. The SGC also maintains spatial-data infrastructure for research, like, our spatial-data catalog and, Stanford Libraries' global geocoding service.

For access to the SGC lab computers, please contact David Medeiros

Further resources

Quick links

  • Earthworks: Browse Stanford Libraries' spatial data catalog.
  • Geocoding Services:  Turn your global addresses and place names into spatial data.
  • ArcGIS Online:  Use your SUNet ID to access GIS and our self-paced workshops.
  •   Access's daily Planetscope daily, multispectral satellite imagery.
  •  (Stanford IP, only) Query, map, and export customized U.S. Census and other demographic dataset extracts.
  • SGC Slack: Visit the Stanford Geospatial Center's Slack workspace.
  • The SGC Guide: View self-service resources for using our spatial data collections, software, and services.

Meet the staff