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Maps & Geospatial: Resources for the Liberal Arts

Maps and geospatial resources for the liberal arts


This page includes information on accessing GIS desktop software on Penn State computers, along with information on web-mapping tools, including ArcGIS Online, library online mapping applications, and open source GIS softwares. 

Accessing GIS Software at Pennsylvania State University

Computers in the library managed by Penn State Information Technology offer a variety of software applications. A list of software is available through the IT Computer Lab Software webpage. Students and Instructors have access to the Penn State WebLabs for remote software use. 

All student computers on library computers at all campuses have access to ArcGIS software.

Accessing the current desktop version of ArcGIS
ArcGIS software is available on all windows ITS computers.  Some departments provide access to ArcGIS software. AcrGIS Online Basemap and streaming data is accessible via ArcGIS Desktop.

Web mapping

Library Databases

Open Source Software