Fogler Library

GeoStats:  Spatial, Socioeconomic and Natural Resource Data Service

Spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS)

Quick jumps: | GeoStats home page | Spatial data and GIS links  | GIS organizations | Maine- related data | Numeric data page | Numeric Data links |

GeoStats logo images The Library provides access to several Web-based spatial information databases as well as many on CD-ROM.  It houses numerous pieces of spatial information, including several data bases, over 100,000 sheet maps, and several hundred atlases and gazetteers.

A versatile work station is available for your research involving spatial & numeric data and geographic information systems (GIS).  Located on the first floor of the Fogler Library, it can be used to create maps color-coded to correspond to spatial distribution of your chosen data.  Faculty may request a session for their classes to teach a specific application pertinent to their coursework.

System:  Custom built computer with an Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz C.P.U., 512 Mb RAM, 37.2 GB hard drive, running Windows 2000, with a Sony 17" color monitor, and a CD-R/CD-ROM drive and a DVD-ROM drive.

Maps from the Library's collections, or that you provide, can be vector-scanned with the CalComp Drawing Board III Model 34360-H2 large-format digitizer tablet at the work station or raster-scanned on a color digitizer in the Media Resource Center/Learning Materials Center.  A large-format Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 450C color plotter provides quality output up to 3 feet wide and of any practical length.  Assistance is available for locating socioeconomic data in all formats. 

Selection of GIS and numerical analysis software
available at the Library's GeoStats work station:
          ArcView
          ArcGIS
          MapInfo
          MS Access
          SPSS
          SYSTAT
Selection of geographic databases
available through the GeoStats work station:
          Delorme Topo USA
          DeLorme 3-D Topo Quads Maine
          MapTech Terrain Navigator Pro
          USGS Digital Line Graph (DLG) Data
          ESRI Data and Maps

 Useful spatial data and GIS links
 


For assistance and to make suggestions please contact Karen Stewart

Page Created by Frank Wihbey; revised by Karen Stewart: 12/28/11


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