Stanford Geospatial Center

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Our Mission

The mission of the Stanford Geospatial Center is to support the use of geospatial data and technologies in research 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 Stanfod 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

National Geospatial Advisory Committee holds June meeting

July 13, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

 

Mural from South Interior Room

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their summer meeting June 26-27, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.

 

St. Louis Arch

FOSS4GNA2018: The free & open source software for geospatial conference, St. Louis, MO.

May 19, 2018
by Mr. Stace D Maples

I've just returned from a week in St. Louis, for FOSS4GNA, the Free & Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, where the predominant topics this year were increasing integration of R and RStudio into the geospatial toolkit, big geospatial data management and analysis, and the management and analysis of an increasing array of high-resolution and high-cadence satellite imagery sources.

Cherry blossoms in April

National Geospatial Advisory Group holds first meeting of 2018

April 27, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their spring meeting April 3-4, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.

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.

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