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GIS and Geospatial Technologies: GIS Support

This guide provides GIS tutorials, data, books, course-specific GIS guides and other geospatial related information that might be of interest.

Data Science Center

The Data Science Center at UCLA Library provides short-term, free consulting on topics including but not limited to:

  •     research design
  •     acquiring data
  •     data cleaning
  •     data science
  •     data management, publishing and sharing
  •     data analysis
  •     coding and programming
  •     geospatial analysis
  •     working with 3D data
  •     data visualization

Make an appointment with Data Science Center today.

Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)

OARC’s GIS and Visualization Research Technology Group (RTG) currently provides the following services related to geospatial information systems (GIS) and extended reality (XR):

  • General consulting and mentoring for faculty research projects that involve GIS, XR, real-time modeling, project management and technology scoping
  • GIS and XR training and troubleshooting
  • Research project workstations and facilities through the Technology Sandbox
  • Campus GIS coordination
  • Campus partnership development, specifically for north campus cyberinfrastructure research services

They offer leadership and services to the UCLA campus community covering a variety of GIS and XR technologies, including:

Software Central

Software Central serves the UCLA community by negotiating, acquiring, implementing, distributing, managing and supporting campus-wide agreements for the software products and services commonly used in support of UCLA's teaching, research and public service missions.

Software Central ( provide access to downloading old versions of ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Desktop.