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Welcome to the University of Texas Libraries' GIS and Geospatial Data Services LibGuide homepage. This page provide links to all of the UT Libraries' GIS related resources so that everything is easy to find from this one, central starting point. If you find yourself frequently looking for geospatial information on this page or on any linked pages, you should consider adding a bookmark in your browser so that you can reach this page more easily the next time you need to return to it. In the left column menu you will find links to all GIS related LibGuides. If you have specific geospatial research questions you can set up a personalized research consultation by clicking the Email Me button and describing your particular research project. If you want to stay up to date about GIS relevant news on campus, visit to subscribe to the UT GIS user email list.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2024
Open source data analysis and visualization with RDonuts will be provided!
Instructor: Alex Marden
Date: 1/26/2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:15p.m.
Location: Zoom
Registration: Sign Up Here
R is a powerful statistical computing and graphics software that is open source and widely popular—particularly in academia. In this workshop we will cover how to use the R scripting language to construct workflows for reproducible, publication ready analyses and graphics. This workshop is being presented in collaboration with the UT Open Source Program Office (UT-OSPO)
Research Data Management Best PracticesDonuts will be provided!
Instructor: Michael Shensky
Date: 2/16/2024 (Fri.)
Time: 12:00 - 1:15p.m.
Location: PCL Scholars Lab
& Zoom (Virtual Workshop)
Registration: Sign Up Here
This workshop will go over helpful strategies and techniques for effective research data management in all stages of the research lifecycle, from the drafting of comprehensive data management plans to successful publication of research data. Join this session to learn how to overcome data management challenges and stay in compliance with research data management regulations.
Discovering and Utilizing Data From Research Databases
Instructors: Meryl Brodsky &
Michael Shensky
Date: 3/1/2024 (Fri.)
Time: 12:00 - 1:15p.m.
Location: Zoom
Registration: Sign Up Here
This workshop will demonstrate how to search for datasets in different research databases that are available through UT Libraries subscriptions. In this session you will have the opportunity to get hands on experience utilizing the interfaces of databases like ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Data Archive to query and download datasets for use in research.

UTL GIS & Geospatial Data Services & Resources

UT Libraries GIS & Geospatial Data Services & Resources
Geospatial Research Reference and Consultations
If you have GIS or geospatial research questions you can email for assistance or click the "Schedule Appointment" button on the right side of this page to select a time to meet with a member of the UTL Research Data Services team to discuss your project in detail.
Workshops and Lectures
The UTL Research Data Services team regularly offers workshops on popular geospatial research topics and GIS workflows. If you would like a customized workshop for your research team, lab, center, or department or are interested in a GIS focused guest lecture for your class, please contact us.
You can find helpful GIS and geospatial research guides that have been custom developed for the UT campus community by browsing the guide list on the left side of this page where you will find them organized by subject.
Geospatial Data from UTL Collections
In 2019 the UT Libraries launched the Texas GeoData portal to expand access to geospatial data from its collections and allow researchers to more easily access geospatial data shared by other institutions. Visit the portal to find downloadable georeferenced maps and vector datasets that you can use in your research.

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