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.

For technical support or questions about GIS and remote sensing software across all Indiana University campuses, contact UITS GIS Services.

Several online sources of GIS-related information are available to IU students, faculty, staff:

  • GIS and Remote Sensing Contacts at IU: These individuals actively use GIS software provided by UITS and may be able to provide support within their departments.
  • GIS Resources at Indiana University: Main website for GIS activities at IU, with information on software, training, spatial data resources, and departments using GIS software
  • IU Knowledge Base: Contains numerous 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 Esri information, enter Esri or ArcGIS.
  • GIS Training: Information about GIS and remote sensing training at IU

Additionally, UITS GIS Services maintains several IU List mailing lists for distributing GIS and remote sensing news, software update notices, training announcements, and general user information:

  • gis-users-l: Announcement-only list for news, software updates, and notices about GIS and remote sensing at IU
  • isdp_users-l: Announcement-only list for updates about spatial datasets available from the Indiana Spatial Data Portal and other GIS-related news
  • gis-day-l: Discussion list for planning and promoting activities and related events for GIS Day at IU

Archives for these lists are available via IU List; log in with your IU List password, select the list you want, and then click Archive.

Several helpful resources are available online from Esri, developers of ArGIS products:

  • Esri Support: 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 help menus.
  • ArcGIS Resources: These pages provide access to free ArcGIS Online standard services, blogs, methods, frequently asked questions, and tips about using ArcGIS and other Esri products.
  • ArcGIS Tutorials: Learn to perform a number of common tasks in ArcGIS. To work through the ArcGIS Desktop tutorials, you need to install and have write access to the tutorial data from the ArcGIS Desktop Tutorial Data setup, which is part of the ArcGIS Desktop installation (by default, the tutorial data is installed in C:\arcgis\ArcTutor).
  • GeoNet discussion forums: GeoNet is the central online destination where Esri customers, partners, and staff, and others in the GIS and geospatial professional community, connect and collaborate to share ideas and experiences, and solve problems.

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Last modified on 2017-06-29 17:33:47.

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