GIS refers to Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a framework to gather, manage, and analyze spatial data. Using maps and 3-D models, it enables one to visualize data and to study various patterns connected to information about particular places on the earth. It is a rapidly field connected to the geosciences, computer science, and many other areas of study.
Obtaining an ArcGIS Account at WSU
In order to work with ArcGIS on the WSU campus, please email Shadi Tafaroji at firstname.lastname@example.org. Shadi Tafaroji will provide your own WSU ArcGIS account, which is important to access all of the ArcGIS resources available here, including training resources and ways of sharing your work with the WSU campus community.
Found at https://www.arcgis.com, ArcGIS Online is a powerful cloud-based software that connects people, data, and maps using interactive maps. It is a good place to start if one wants to use the ArcGIS products created by ESRI. After obtaining an ArcGIS account (see above), it is good to login to the organization "Wichitastate." This ensures that you can access the available resources for using ArcGIS. ArcGIS Online of course is available anywhere you are, even off campus, but it is still good to login with your WSU ArcGIS account.
ArcGIS is available on Windows computers in Ablah Library. Check the University Libraries Software List below for version and computer locations.