The Map and Geospatial Information Center is located in the Lewis Library’s Fine Hall Wing. The Center provides access to paper maps, geospatial data, digital maps and geographic information systems (GIS) services. In addition, we provide ongoing reference, research consultation and instruction to all levels of user experience in our facility or in your office or classroom. The Center has eight workstations with 30-inch monitors loaded with GIS and satellite image processing software packages, and commonly used geographic data. Faculty, students, staff and others in the Princeton University community are welcome to contact or visit the Center for additional information.
At the Center, our patrons can:
- use over 300,000 paper maps, charts, aerial and satellite photographs.
- create, modify, and print custom maps by using GIS software packages and data supplied by vendors or by the patron.
- communicate research and project results by creating custom maps and charts for use in journal articles, term papers and theses.
- analyze data graphically by conducting "what-if" scenarios.
- access a rich collection of geographic databases that provide both geospatial boundary and statistical information (e.g. census, environmental, geological, political, etc).
- obtain more timely and accurate results from their analyses.