Below is a selection of some of the most commonly used GIS and Remote Sensing software.
- In order to login to any of the GIS machines, you must be added to the Branner Library Workgroup.
- Please contact Stanford Geospatial Center staff in order to be added to the workgroup.
- Once you have been added to the workgroup, login to any of the GIS machines by using your SUNet ID and password.
- Log off before you leave (ctrl+alt+del). Never turn off the machines.
- Store your projects on the Q drive in a folder named after yourself, and always remember to back up your work! Delete your folder when you are finished.
- Do not store anything outside of your named folder on the Q drive. Anything stored outside of your folder will be deleted.
- GIS machines are for GIS related work only.
The Stanford Geospatial Center has nine GIS computers with the following specifications:
Processor Speed: 3.10 GHz
Memory: 8.00 GB RAM
Local Hard Disk: 5TB
Shared Network Space: 530GB
USB 2.0 & 3.0 / Firewire ports
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The following programs are installed on the GIS computers:
- ArcGIS Desktop — Advanced 10.1
- 3D Analyst
- ArcPad Data Manager
- Business Analyst
- Data Interoperability
- Data Reviewer
- Geostatistical Analyst
- Network Analyst
- Spatial Analyst
- Tracking Analyst
- X Tools Pro
- ArcGIS Server
- ArcGIS for Windows Mobile
- ArcGIS Online
Stanford University Libraries offers new series of GIS Workshops all year long. Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff already using GIS or you are completely new to this technology, we encourage you to participate in the free workshops we have prepared for you. Please check the list of events below and contact us if you would like to attend or have any questions.
Provides an extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing. The core is a collection of medieval manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. The manuscripts are from the British Library; Bodleian Library; Bibliothèque nationale de France; Cambridge University Library; Trinity College, Cambridge; Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek; Stiftsbibliothek St.
"Arctic & Antarctic Regions (AAR) is the world's largest collection of international polar databases. Coverage is multidisciplinary. A wide variety of sources are indexed including: scientific periodicals, monographs, proceedings of conferences and symposia, government reports, theses, dissertations, and books. Many are indexed only in AAR -- the best resource for research on cold regions anywhere, from temperate regions with cold winters to the Himalayas of Tibet."--NISC product factsheet
Data and documentation files on the 2000 census, plus links to other census websites. Registration required for access to some data
Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc
Counting California is a research tool from the California Digital Library that provides users with "one-stop-shopping" for government data and statistics about California. The purpose of Counting California is to enhance California citizens' access to the growing range of social science and economic data that government agencies produce. In a departure from more static formats, this database's interface will allow users to access the actual raw data compiled by federal, state, and local government agencies.
The U.S. Census Bureau offers information on products and data related to the U.S. Census 2000. The bureau discusses resident population and apportionment, final response rates, the Census 2000 questionnaire, maps, 1990 Census information, and a FAQ section
Introduces the American Memory Collection of archival and primary source materials pertinent to American culture and history. Notes that this historical collection is the Library of Congress' key contribution to the National Digital Library. Outlines various aspects of the collection, including digital reproductions, a finding aid in the form of a catalog or register, and other accompaniments.