GIS

The Earth Sciences & Map Library supports geographic information system (GIS) software and data services across all disciplines for the UC Berkeley campus.

The library has two GIS workstations available for UC Berkeley student, staff, and faculty use. These workstations have fully licensed versions of ArcGIS 10 for Desktop installed. Library users can use these machines for GIS work whenever the library is open.

Search & find GIS data

GeoData@UC Berkeley: is the UC Berkeley Libraries' geoportal where users can search, preview, display, map, and download geospatial data in a variety of formats.

The Earth Sciences & Map Library collects GIS data for areas around the world, with an emphasis on the nine county San Francisco Bay Area and northern California, and makes it available for use on the GIS workstations. Library users can download freely available data to use in their projects. The library also collects licensed GIS data that is accessible by library users who are affiliated with UC Berkeley.

OskiCat: use the Advanced Keyword Search to search for subject keywords. Include the terms geographic information systems or databases as well as place names. Example: oakland gis data.

Search Melvyl for GIS data held at other libraries within UC, the Stanford University Libraries, and other libraries worldwide.

Please contact us if you need help finding data.

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