Maps and GIS
Northwestern University Libraries’ Geospatial Services offers all NU affiliated students, faculty & staff the following:
- Use of the Geospatial and Data Visualization lab in Mudd Library 2122, equipped with four high performance PCs for geospatial and data visualization work;
- Expertise on the application of GIS to a variety of disciplines and using a range of software applications;
- Individual GIS project consultations involving map creation and geospatial analysis;
- GIS instruction through general and custom workshop offerings;
- Assistance with formatting for data collection and preparing data for analysis;
- Assistance with access and location of data sources.
Two GIS professionals are on staff to provide GIS support and instruction. Assistance is regularly provided to researchers from across academic disciplines. Contact us to set up a consultation.
Map and Rare Atlas Collection
The Map and Rare Atlas Collection is composed of over 200,000 maps, however, only a small portion is searchable via the library catalog, NUsearch. Contact us for assistance accessing maps and rare atlases. Our collection also includes atlases, gazetteers and digital mapping products. The scope of the collection is global with a large portion of U.S. Federal Government holdings. We also collect cartographic publications from state and international governments and commercial publishers.
Computers and Equipment
All PCs in the library have GIS software installed. Learn more about this software.
The Government Information Reading Room (University Library, Basement 190) provides visitors the use of
- 3 computers
- Microfiche reader/printer/scanner
- Printer (b&w with coin box)
- Large format scanner and flatbed scanner (staff assistance required)
The Geospatial and Data Visualization Lab (in Mudd Library room 2122) is equipped with
- 4 high performance PC workstations with dual monitors
Check computer availability and equipment details.