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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

An overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GIS-related resources available to the students and faculty of Florida Institute of Technology

Evans Library GIS Stations

Digital Scholarship Lab

The Evans Library's Digital Scholarship Laboratory includes 5 GIS workstations, each of which has dual monitors.

GIS Workstations

Basic components of each workstation include:

  • Dell Precision T5610 CTO Workstation computer
  • 2 Dell UltraSharp U2713H 27-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitors with LED
  • ESRI ArcGIS Pro GIS application
  • Quantum GIS (QGIS) installation

Getting Up to Speed

ESRI Tutorials

ESRI, the company responsible for the ArcGIS software installed on our GIS workstations, offers a variety of online instructional tutorials, some of which are free.  To complete these tutorials,

Library Workshops

The library will periodically offer short workshops on the use of GIS software on topics ranging from introductory basics to specialized applications.

Semester-length Courses

Those wishing to take a more comprehensive semester-length course in GIS may seek enrollment in one of the following courses:

  • ENS 4010: Geographic Information Systems (Environmental Sciences Department)
  • BIO 5413: Applied Geographic Information Systems for Biological Research (Biology Department)

Evans Library GIS Books