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GIS Services

Map and GIS Collections and Services furthers the mission of the TAMU Libraries by acquiring, managing and delivering geospatial information for members of the Texas A&M University community from all colleges and agencies associated with TAMU, as well as members of the local community.

Data Support
Using personal service and expertise, we distribute local, state, national and international geospatial data in print and digital format. We offer GIS assistance for those seeking difficult to find data, in format ranging from GIS files, vector and raster data, as well as printed maps to complement the GIS work.

Teaching Support and Data Packages
Every semester we offer guest-lectures to introduce our data and services and share with students the vast array of library-owned and free online resources available to enhance GIS projects. Faculty members interested in scheduling a GIS session for their class(es), please contact us.

We have launched a pilot project to offer GIS Data packages stored in our ArcGIS Server infrastructure. Faculty members may submit a request to work in a package for their teaching needs. Please contact us to schedule a meeting and discuss your needs and our possible options.


GIS Software

Request a Free ArcGIS Student 1-year License


ESRI's ArcMap(View) 10 and ArcCatalog 10 are available at all OAL computers.  Five stations are located in the Map & GIS Library. 

GIS LAPTOP at the Map & GIS Library

One wireless-enabled Dell Mobile Precision M6600 Laptop is available for patron checkout for use within Map and GIS Collections and Services, 2nd floor, Sterling C. Evans Library. The laptop may be borrowed by TAMU faculty, students, and staff for four-hour periods and must be returned 15 minutes before closing, even if the four-hour checkout period has not expired.  The laptop is property of Map and GIS Collections and Services and was purchased in part with support from the Dan and Barbara Clinton ’52 Challenge Grant Endowment for Maps.

Applications available:


CrimeStat III
Quantum GIS

See a comprehensive list of open source GIS software and tools. Visit the Open Source Geospatial Foundation to learn about new developments of open source geospatial software.


National Geographic's MapMaker Interactive


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