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Geospatial and Data Services

The geospatial and data services team helps Northwestern researchers and students find, analyze, visualize and learn about data.

Our services

Research consultations

Meet one-on-one with a data specialist from the library or NUIT.

Request a consult

Course-related instruction

Invite us to your class to teach your students GIS and data skills.

Teach with us

Workshops

We offer free workshops and training opportunities throughout the year to help you develop your data skills, focused mainly on GIS and qualitative data analysis. Our colleagues in NUITs Research Computing Services also host a series of data science workshops.

View upcoming library workshops

Our team

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Kelsey Rydland

Team Lead, Geospatial and Data Service

kelsey.rydland@northwestern.edu

Skills: GIS, map making, GIS data, quantitative analysis

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Méch Frazier

GIS Specialist

mech.frazier@northwestern.edu

Skills: ArcPro, ArcOnline, QGIS, Google Earth Engine, Python (Arcpy), R

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Sarah Thorngate

Data Analysis Librarian

sarah.thorngate@northwestern.edu 

Make an appointment

Skills: SPSS, NVIVO, Dedoose, Python, R, HTML, CSS

 

Quick links

Data Research Guides

Access Research Software

Dryad Data Repository

DMPTool for Data Management Plans

Related resources

Research Data Services

Data Science Initiative

Digital Humanities