At IU, where can I get help with GIS or remote sensing?UITS Geographic Information System (GIS) Services, part of Research Analytics, provides support for geospatial research, instruction, and administration at IU. This group provides access to GIS and remote sensing software, and technical support to users. Through the Indiana Spatial Data Portal, this group archives and provides access to over 20 terabytes of Indiana geospatial data. In addition, the GIS group maintains enterprise geodatabase and map publishing services for IU and the general public.
Contact UITS GIS for technical support or questions about GIS software across all Indiana University campuses. The following resources are also available to students, faculty, and staff for help and technical support with GIS and remote sensing software:
contacts by department: These individuals actively use GIS
software provided by UITS and may be able to provide support within
GIS Resources at Indiana
University: Main web site for GIS activities at IU, with
information on software, training, spatial data resources, and
departments using GIS software
IU Knowledge Base:
Contains over 80 articles related to GIS and remote sensing, including
articles on software installation, GIS training, geoprocessing,
managing dataset tables, and spatial data resources.
IUCAT (IU's Online Library
Catalog): Provides access to a wealth of free tutorials, training
guides, software documentation, CDs, and DVDs. To locate GIS- and
remote sensing-related documentation and media, log into IUCAT, and
then enter your search terms in the "keywords anywhere" field. For
example, to see ERDAS information, enter
ERDAS. For Esri information, enter
ArcGIS and Esri
Esri Support Center: This
is the best resource for questions about ArcGIS software. Enter your
error message or the keywords of your problem in the search box. Look
for answers in discussion forums, mailing lists, white papers, and
Resource Center: These pages provide access to free ArcGIS Online
standard services, blogs, methods, frequently asked questions, and
tips about using ArcGIS and other Esri products.
Esri Mapping Center:
Learn how to make high quality maps by using professional cartographic
concepts and techniques. Ask a cartographer for a solution to your
particular mapping challenges.
Esri PDF Tutorials:
ArcGIS software tutorials give step-by-step instructions for learning
how to perform data analysis functions.
Esri Virtual Campus courses: Free
self-study Virtual Campus courses authored exclusively by Esri are
available only to IU staff, faculty, and students.
Speaker Series Podcasts: Listen to free short audio recordings
that focus on topics such as tips to improve your workflow, tricks for
optimizing your geodatabase, and updates on new software
user forums: The GIS professional community can use this space to
ask and answer focused questions or browse past
ERDAS IMAGINE and related ERDAS software
ERDAS web site:
ERDAS IMAGINE and LPS support
- Email discussion list: Peer-to-peer help on ERDAS IMAGINE, LPS, ArcGIS extensions, geospatial imaging, and GIS issues
- GIS discussion and mailing lists: Provides a variety of forums and discussion lists for posting questions about GIS.
Last modified on September 16, 2013.