Geospatial Services

Our expert staff supports application of GIS and mapping technologies across the disciplines. We also provide consultation on data and software for research and classroom use.

Getting started with GIS

Need help finding data, getting it on a map, or downloading the newest version of ArcGIS?  Check the FAQ’s on the GIS research page, search the UVA Library Geoportal and our other map collections (including historic aerial photos of Charlottesville), or come to a session in our Fall and Spring workshop series.   You can also consult directly with GIS specialists Chris Gist and Drew Macqueen.  If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please email

Geospatial Research Projects

With the support of the NEH and Library of Congress and in collaboration with the creators of Omeka, we made Neatline, a major contribution to spatial and temporal annotation and storytelling in the humanities.  In order to spark the “spatial humanities” in the United States, in 2011, we also hosted GeoInst, a 2-year NEH-funded workshop for librarians, scholars, and technologists. See more of our spatial humanities and GIS projects done in collaboration with UVa faculty on our Research page.