Stanford Geospatial Center

Nyangatom Survey

Our Mission

The mission of the Stanford Geospatial Center is to support the use of geospatial data and technologies in research and teaching at Stanford University, whatever that means at any given moment. Our goal is to provide expert instruction, consulting and data services to the Stanford University research community. As a part of the Stanford University Library system, The Stanford Geospatial Center serves the entirety of the Stanford University community, without regard to departmental affiliation or status, and our services are open to any Stanford University affiliate with current library circulation privileges. 

We seek to accomplish our mission through the provision of:

  • Instruction in geospatial software and data management, creation and analysis
  • Expert spatial data consulting services
  • Access to state-of-the-art spatial data infrastructure
  • Access to high quality and authoritative spatial data
  • Access to high-quality and specialized computing facilities

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.

Geospatial Blog - latest post

Landsat satellite

National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds June 2019 meeting

July 17, 2019
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held its first in-person meeting of the year on June 11-12, 2019 in Washington, DC.  The full report of the meeting is available on the NGAC website.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  Our role is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds December 2018 meeting

December 20, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their final meeting of the year on December 6, 2018 via teleconference.  The full report of the meeting is available on the NGAC website.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that reports to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  Our role is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

Andria Olson

Branner Library welcomes Andria Olson, Assistant Map Librarian

September 24, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to the Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections family, Andria Olson.  Andria will join us on October 1st as the Assistant Map Librarian.  Andria graduated from the Defense Language Institute with a specialization in Persian-Farsi.  She received her BA in Art History from Arizona State University and will complete her Library & Information Science Master's in Historical Materials from Syracuse University in December 2018.  Andria has been employed as a Library Information Specialist at the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Stud

Workshops

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 th Stanford GIS Email list here, upcoming workshop details will be distributed through the email list:

Workshop Sign Up

Services

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

Software

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.

accessibilityaccessprivsarrow-circle-rightaskus-chataskus-librarianbarsblogsclosecoffeecomputercomputersulcontactsconversationcopierelectricaloutleteventsexternal-linkfacebook-circlegroupstudyhoursindividualinterlibrarynewsnextoffcampusopenlateoutdoorpeoplepolicypreviousprinterprojectsquietreservesscannersearchstudysupportingtabletourstwitter-circleworking