Stanford University is a member organization of The Carpentries, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching foundational skills for research computing skills. This partnership is managed by Dr. Amy Hodge of the Stanford University Libraries, and is open to the entire campus community. Over the past few quarters the Stanford University Libraries have offered the popular two-day Software Carpentry workshops as an open enrollment to anyone on campus. Other campus organizations have also run and will continue to run similar versions of these workshops.
Stanford Geospatial Center
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.
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).
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).
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:
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.