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Geospatial Data & GIS

A guide to help you discover geospatial data and GIS resources and services available for your research

Access GIS Software During the Covid-19 Outbreak

If you're unable to come to campus, you can access ArcGIS virtually. If you want to use ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Pro please use them via the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) or install the software (see access instructions). Otherwise, use ArcGIS Online through Mason Institutional Account (use your Net ID)

If you have any questions related to the access, please contact Wendy Mann, Director, Digital Scholarship Center or

Need Covid-19 Data for Mapping?

Learn GIS during the Covid-19 outbreak

  • ESRI offers complementary learning resources during this period. Visit the page to find out more.
  • LinkedIn Learning (accessible via Mason Libraries Databases): check ArcGIS (ArcGIS Essential Learning), ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro Essential Learning, and Learning QGIS.
  • Virtual Mason Library Workshops: visit the virtual workshop schedules to find out more and the GIS workshop tutorials provided by Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center

Blogs or Resources for the Covid-19