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Geographic Information System (GIS) Resources - Oakland Campus: GIS Resources @ Pitt

This guide provides information and resources for Pitt students and faculty on the GIS resources available in Hillman Libarary and on the Web.

Online GIS Tutorials

Assistance with GIS Resources

GIS Work Lab @ Hillman

We have set aside several blocks of time each week for a GIS Work Lab in Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons. During this time, selected workstations with ArcGIS, QGis, and other spatial software will be reserved for GIS users. The work labs are staffed by GIS Student Assistants, who will provide support and consultation during lab hours. To schedule a consult with a GIS Student Assistant ahead of time, please visit the library’s GIS Services page and click the "Schedule Appointment" button.


Current GIS Work Lab hours:

Mondays: 1-3pm, 5-9pm

Tuesdays, 1-3pm, 5-9pm

Fridays, 3-6pm

Sundays, 10am-8pm


To ask a question about GIS or spatial information at other times, please start with the library's Ask Us email form.

GIS Hardware and Software in Hillman Library

Geographic and Spatial Data Services is a part of Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons (G49).


GIS Workstations, Software, and Licensed Resources

The Digital Scholarship Commons in Hillman Library has a lab area with 12 workstations, each with a widescreen monitor and several GIS applications (ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth Pro) installed.

There is also a separate workstation in the Digital Scholarship Commons dedicated to provide access to certain Pitt-only licensed spatial data resources, such as the Geolytics database.

CSSD computing labs have ArcGIS software available. Also, Pitt students can download ArcGIS through Pitt's Software Download Service at My Pitt.


GIS Services @Hillman

Geographic and Spatial Data Services is located in Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons - Ground Floor G49

 ULS - GIS Services


GIS Work Lab @Hillman

Please click on the button below to make an appointment with a GIS Student Assistant.