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Peer Assistants - Locations & Hours

Data & GIS Peer Assistants

Location: Kennedy Library - Data Studio Rm. 111C

Schedule: Spring 2015 Calendar View

GIS Peer Assistant Hours:

M-W: 12-3

TH:    9-12

Statistics Assistant Hours:

MW 4-8pm

TR  3-5

additional statistics tutoring availablecourtesy of the College of Science and Mathematics

GIS @ Kennedy Library


Geographic Information Systems

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) provide powerful tools to think spatially and to approach problems from a geographic perspective. This approach can reveals patterns, illustrates problems, and shows connections that are not otherwise evident. GIS is used in business, earth and environmental sciences, agriculture, civil engineering, landscape architecture and many disciplines.

Kennedy Library's Data Services program provides suppoprt for students, staff and faculty to access GIS software, datasets, provides consultative services, and supports geospatial outreach & events.


Click to schedule a time with the Data and GIS Specialist


GIS Services

GIS Services

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The Kennedy Library Data Services unit is here to provide access and assistance with GIS tools and datasets. Information and training materials are available to support the use of GIS for mapping, analysis, visualization, and problem solving. 

Designated GIS/CAD PCs in the Library are equiped with ESRI ArcGIS software. Cal Poly students, staff, and faculty have access the campus GIS file server to obtain datasets and can save their work in progress on the Library’s GIS file server.

San Luis Obispo GIS Users Group

  • SLO GIS Users
    The San Luis Obispo GIS Users Group is an informal organization comprised of people interested in GIS activities in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. Join their email list to learn when meetings are held and for other items of interest.

Open Data

More Open Resources, or Data Sources.

  • Google Public Data Viewer
    Visualize, explore and share public datasets using the Google Public Data interface.
    Provides a catalog of datasets from US Federal, State and local government agencies.
  • Quandl
    Access over 10 million time-series datasets in areas of finance, economics, government, demography, sociology, energy and the environment.
  • Registry of Research Data Repositories helps researchers find repositories to access and store data from a range of disciplines.
  • Wikidata
    Wikidata is a free linked database of structured data gathered through Wikipedia and related projects.

Data and GIS Specialist

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Russell White
Contact Info
Phone: (805) 756-2380

Spring 2015 Office Hours:
M-W 3pm-4pm
Th-F 10am-11am

Or email for appointment

Office Location: 35-111A
(Library Reference Room)
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