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GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

Welcome to the GIS Corner @ S.E. Wimberly Library

So, what is the GIS Corner?

The GIS Corner is a designated computer area located just outside the Government Information & Maps Department in the North West corner of the library on the first floor. It provides our FAU students, faculty, and staff with GIS Software and the space and ability to work on any project they may have.  The space is for the most part a self-service space and to access the software you will need to log in with your FAU Net ID.  We do have a GIS TA who has designated hours to assist or answer your questions you may have. Below you will find a step-by-step on how to get you into the computers and access the software for GIS Mapping. 

Here if you like to know more, click on the link GIS Corner

First Floor West, S.E. Wimberly Library in the Alumni Alcove.
Next to the Government Information and Maps Department Office (LY 109).

Software 10.6.1:Policy:
GIS Corner has four computer terminals reserved for the exclusive use of GIS software during the hours of Mondays from 1-6 pm, and Thursdays from 3-8 pm.  During all other times, priority for use of those computers will be given to those who are using or need to use the GIS software to accomplish class assignments. Those who are not working with the GIS software should be prepared to move to another computer if asked. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to staffing issues at this time, the GIS assistant will only be in the Corner on Thursdays from 3 - 8 pm.  The corner will and is still available for self-use during normal library operating hours. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause at this time. 

License Software on site:
ArcAdministrator, ArcCatalog; ArcGlobe; ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcScene.

Assistance Needed?

If you have a project and you feel you need some help getting started and like to work with our GIS Student Assistant you can make an appointment by filling out this GIS Assistance Request Form.

If you need more information or have any questions regarding this guide, please contact FAU Libraries Government Information and Maps Department at or 561-297-3788. The office is located at LY109, on First Floor West at S.E. Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton Campus.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Important Note: 

Any students/faculty wishing to use the GIS corner need to bring a flash drive with them to save and store their data. Library computers will not allow users to save their data on the computer.


GIS Corner DIY - Part 1 Login and Software

GIS Corner DIY - Part 2 ArcMaps Basics


GIS Corner DIY - Part 3 Example in ArcMap