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.
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.
Open Access Lab Computers
ESRI's ArcMap(View) 10 and ArcCatalog 10 are available at all OAL computers. Two stations are located in Map and GIS Collections and Services.
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.
- ArcGIS (ArcInfo) 10: ArcCatalog, Business Analyst U.S. Data
- ArcGIS Explorer
- Esri Data and Maps
- Google Earth Pro
- GPS software compatible to our Garmin GPS units
Esri's BUSINESS ANALYST ONLINE (BAO), and COMMUNITY ANALYST
BAO or Community Analyst are freely available to all Texas A&M members (faculty, students and staff) for non-commercial teaching and learning purposes. Texas A&M members can get access with their NetID through the campus-licensed activation link
To establish the access for the first time, click on the activation link. You will be presented with a login screen. Log in with your Esri global account; your Esri account will then be linked to the subscription.
Note: If you are interested in using BAO or Community Analyst for a faculty/staff research project that does not involve student learning, please contact the Texas A&M Software Center.
FREE OPEN SOURCE GIS SOFTWARE
INTERACTIVE MAP MAKING
Map and GIS Library
Evans Library 202
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Geographic Information Systems | GIS Data | GIS Resources