GIS Assistance - Locations & Hours
GIS & Statistics Peer Assistants are Here to Help
- Having problems with a GIS class assignment?
- Looking for datasets in a particular area of interest?
- Don't know GIS, but need help with a simple map for an illustration in a paper or report?
- Need help getting signed up for an online GIS class?
Kennedy Library, 1st floor - Room 111C
GIS Peer Assistant Hours
Mon 12-2pm, 5-7pm
Wed 12-2pm, 5-7pm
Wednesday, May 22 there will not be GIS hours.
For the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 27 there will not be GIS hours
Statistics Tutoring Hours
Mon 3-5pm, 6-8pm
Wed 3-5pm, 6-8pm
For the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 27 there will not be Statistics Tutoring.
The followings is only available to Cal Poly Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Community Analyst and the BAO API have been added to the Cal Poly ESRI Educational Site License Business Analyst Add-On. In addition, Business Analyst Online subscription has been upgraded to the Standard Plus level.
To request BAO log into the portal, go to Technical Service Request, and request Software…
You will then receive an email from ESRI with login information. For instructions on activating your subscription, please refer to the email you received from firstname.lastname@example.org; it contains an activation link for distribution to students and faculty. ESRI Accounts that already have been activated for BAO do not need to be re-activated to begin using Community Analyst or the BAO API.
Anyone who has activated the Business Analyst Online subscription will now be able to access Community Analyst or the BAO API using the same ESRI Global ID. In addition, anyone who activates a subscription from this point forward will have access to all three products: Business Analyst Online, Community Analyst, and the BAO API.
To begin using Business Analyst Online, log in at bao.esri.com
To begin using Community Analyst, log in at communityanalyst.esri.com
To begin using BAO API, visit the ArcGIS Resource Center at resources.arcgis.com
Geographic Information Systems
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is a type of software that helps people think spatially and approach problems from a geographic perspective. Spatial data reveals patterns, illustrates problems, and shows connections that are not otherwise evident. It can be used in business, history, environmental science, agriculture, civil engineering, architecture and many other areas of study.
Kennedy Library's GIS program provides GIS software, GIS consultative services, and supports GIS-related events and outreach.
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.
Every PC in the Library has ESRI ArcGIS software installed. 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
Accessing Cal Poly Licensed ESRI Software
To download all ESRI software products please go to the Cal Poly Portal, main page, first column, technical request, new software request, under software title search for ESRI, then pick the one you want and ITS will send you download/link information. This is only available for Cal Poly student, staff, and faculty. Note: There are two pages of search results for ESRI software so don't miss any titles!