GIS and Maps
What is GIS? Watch a short 2 minute clip
What is ArcGIS?
ArcGIS is a powerful desktop mapping software that enables users to analyze geospatial data and create their own custom designed maps. A popular use of ArcGIS is to map the wide variety of demographic information available from the decennial census. Users can also supply their own data or use the many datasets available from the library and on via this guide - see Popular Data Sources tab.
Services We Offer
- Software: Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and staff are eligible to load a copy of the ArcGIS software for use in teaching, research or course work. See Software Access tab above for more information.
- Training: GIS staff members offer beginning and intermediate training along with tailored workshops to fit your needs. Customized class lectures can also be developed for faculty who use GIS in their teaching. See the ArcGIS Training tab or contact us at the Data Services group email.
- Consultation: To schedule individual and group consultations Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff should contact the Data Services.