Skip to Main Content

UVa GIS Resources

Geographic Information Science
Profile Photo
Chris Gist
Alderman Library Room 417
38°2'11.23"N | 78°30'21.00"W
Profile Photo
Drew MacQueen
Scholars' Lab
415 Alderman Library


The Scholars' Lab, located in the Main Library, is the home of the UVa Geographic Information Science (GIS) support group.  We support all UVa affiliates in four basic areas of GIS: software, data, consultations, and education.

Got a spatial question? Ask us!


Spring Virtual GIS Workshop Series

This coming Spring, we'll be covering ArcGIS Online, a powerful cloud-based GIS platform, and alternative - in many cases - to ArcGIS Pro. We'll announce sessions and dates here at the start of the Spring Semester. Check back then for more info!


ArcMap Deprecation

ArcMap is slated for retirement over the next couple of years. We were looking at a plan to ease us out of its use as Esri’s support ended. However due to severe security issues with Python 2.7, we are moving to end deployment of ArcGIS Desktop across Grounds this summer. We strongly suggest all users migrate to ArcGIS Pro as soon as possible. Those with demonstrated need for ArcGIS Desktop because of third party extensions can receive installation software and licensing directly from us.

We understand this will be a difficult but necessary transition and are here to help. You you need help transitioning to ArcGIS Pro, please contact us.