Service: By Type
GIS Software Access:
ArcGIS/ ArcView is the standard GIS software on campus. There is
a site license for the software for the entire campus. The installation
disks for the software can be checked out at the GIS Service at
the Map Collection and can only be loaded on Yale-owned computers.
The GIS Service at the Map Collection provides 3public machine with
both ArcView version 3.3 and version 9.0. The public machines also
contains additional GIS software such as DLG Viewer and Mico DEM/
Terrabase II. They also contains various ArcVeiw scipts and extensions
that have been downloaded, created or purchased to extend the capabilities
of the software. Patrons may request installation of additional
scripts and extensions to extend the capabilities of the software
to support their research. The GIS Service at the Map Collection
also performs searches for ArcView scripts and extensions as well
as other softwares to meet the research needs of patrons. The public
computer is only available by appointment for use. See the Software
page to discover other computers or labs on campus that contain
The Statlab offers ArcView 3x and ArcGIS at the ArcInfo level on
all their lab machines. They also provides assistance with adding
scripts and extensions to ArcView.
Social Science Libraries & Information
Services / Government Documents & Information Center:
GovDocs offers patrons access to one computer with ArcGIS and ArcGIS
at the ArcView level. The machine is also used to access the various
government depository geo-spatial data in the collection.
The Geology Library offers 2 machines: one with ArcGIS at the ArcInfo
level and ArcView 3x, the other with ArcGIS at the ArcView level
and ArcView 3x.
The EPH Library has 15 machines for open lab use and another 15
machines for a classroom with ArcGIS at the ArcView level and ArcView
3x. Use of these computers are restricted to Medical/EPH students.
Center for Earth Observation:
The CEO has 12 high-powered computers mainly for the purpose of
using remote sensing software, but also has ArcGIS at the the ArcView
level, ArcView 3x, and ArcGIS at the ArcInfo level for 3 floating
seats. Use of this lab is restricted; see the lab
manager for more details.