The Stanford Geospatial Center (SGC) is dedicated to supporting all faculty, students, and staff with their GIS needs free of charge. To achieve this, we provide access to geospatial data, digital map services, and geographic information systems (GIS).
At the Stanford Geospatial Center, patrons can:
- Create, modify, and print custom maps by using commercial GIS packages and geospatial data.
- Communicate research and project results by creating maps and charts for use in journal articles, term papers and theses.
- Analyze data graphically by conducting “what-if” scenarios.
- Access a rich collection of databases that provide both geospatial boundary and statistical information.
- Explore the spatial element of your data (e.g., display soil types, track crime patterns, analyze animal migration patterns, find the best location for an expanding business, model the path of atmospheric pollution) to make decisions for many types of complicated problems.
To accomplish our mission, the Stanford Geospatial Center provides support for departments and institutions across campus and by building partnerships with organizations off campus. Our support includes workshops, class instruction, 1-on-1 consultations, and project collaboration. To learn more about our support visit our Workshops page or our Consultations page.
- Partnering Departments
- Supported Institutes
- Supported Stanford Courses
- Biology and Marine Sciences
- CEE 166A/266A: Watershed Delineation
- Earth Sciences
- EESS212: Measurements in Earth Systems
- History 10W: Visualizing Evidence
- History 79S-From Coffee to Cocaine: Commodities, Society, and Environment in Modern South America
- Urban Studies 164
The SGC is the central on-campus location for GIS services and access to spatial data. We are located inside of Branner Earth Sciences library, on the second floor of the Mitchell Building.
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