Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
| University Libraries
See Updates and FAQs for the latest library services updates. Subject Librarians are available for online appointments, and Virtual Reference has extended hours.

Geospatial Data & GIS

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

Proprietary Software

  • ESRI/ArcGIS
    • This suite of software is in wide use due to it's power and features. Mason has a site license so it can be installed on any Mason-owned computer, and some student computers, See the tab to the left for more information. 

Open Source GIS Tools

Online Tools

Online Tools

  • Geocoder (the Bureau of Census): Convert address data to XY and Census Geographies up to 10000 records. See the guide to use this tool.
  • GeoCoding Tools (Univ. of Penn): Provides various tools for geocoding
  • Geotools: Includes various resources related to geography and GIS tools (via Michigan State University)