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GIS & Geospatial Technologies: Home

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

GIS Librarian

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Amy Work
9500 Gilman Dr. #0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Copyright for UCSD GIS Resources

This licensing applies to any document or text you find anywhere on this site.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

GIS Support during COVID-19

Virtual GIS Support during COVID-19:

Virtual support for GIS questions: schedule an appointment  

Request remote access to the Data & GIS Lab computers. 

Virtual machine access to ArcGIS software (access is limited to students enrolled in classes where the instructors have requested support from ITS):


The purpose of this guide is to provide information and resources for GIS and geospatial technologies that are available to current affiliates of UC San Diego. 

UC San Diego has a campus wide license for Esri's ArcGIS software. SSO is now available for any UC San Diego affiliate. If you are a UC San Diego Extension student, please reach out to your professor for access.

Creating an ArcGIS account with SSO

Downloading GIS software to personal machine

Geospatial data:  website sources and Library holdings

Stop by the Data & GIS Lab for hands-on assistance with GIS questions (not available while Library is closed)

Submit a ticket for Software Licensing issues to the Campus Service Desk


Our Esri software license does not permit members of the public, or past or future UC San Diego community members to use the software and associated data.