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Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries


Digital mapping, also known as Geographic Information Science, or GIS, can be a powerful way both to analyze and illustrate your topic if a geographic or spatial component is involved. There are more accessible GIS tools available now than ever before, which makes getting started open to pretty much anyone. The Digital Scholarship Team supports intro-to-advanced–level GIS scholarship.


Here you'll find a growing list of tutorials and recorded workshops on digital mapping.


Spaces and Software

The DSC Lab (which can now be accessed remotely) allows any UCSC student or staff to access leading GIS software.

  • QGIS (Mac + PC)
  • ArcGIS (PC only)

You can also request a UCSC affiliated ArcGIS Online account, which includes an enhanced version of StoryMaps.

Additional Resources