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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): GIS & Mapping

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) @ UNR

This guide will help you with GIS application, learning, research, and tools.


GIS Help at UNR

UNR Student GIS Tutoring Services

Need GIS help?

Walk-in Spring 2019 Tutoring Hours:

Mondays: 11a -2p & 4p - 7p

Wednesdays: 11a -2p & 4p - 7p

Fridays: 11a - 3p

Saturdays: 11a -3p

GIS Help is located in the Mackay Mines Building, DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library - Basement floor in the GIS Depot in Map room and DataWorks Lab South.

Walk-in hours are subject to change due to availability and high usage times. If these times do not work, you can schedule a consultation with the Earth Sciences, GIS & Maps Librarian Chrissy Klenke.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Workshops & Training

Stay Tuned!

Thinking about GIS tools for your class, project or thesis/dissertation? Contact the Earth Science, GIS and Maps Librarian. 

Suggested online training resources:

What is GIS?

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system that allows you to map, model, query, and analyze large quantities of data within a single database according to their location. GIS gives you the power to create maps, integrate information, visualize scenarios, present powerful ideas, and develop effective solutions. Geographic or Spatial information can assist in understanding the complex interrelationships of natural resources and human population as they relate to potential or known pollution sources. It is a powerful tool that is now being used in many areas of research. Commonly the output is a map but the power of GIS really lies in the information embedded within the map objects.

Sample GIS generated map

Geosciences, GIS and Map Librarian

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Chrissy Klenke
DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library - Mackay Mines Building # 57
(775) 682-7371

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