Geographical Information Systems
GIS Hardware and Software at Tompkins-McCaw Library
The Multimedia Collaboration Room (MCR) at TML has a computer workstation that supports GIS. You will need to contact a staff member at the Tompkins-McCaw Service Desk to gain access to the GIS computer workstation in the Multimedia Collaboration Room. Appointments are not required. Please call the Tompkins-McCaw Library Service Desk at 828-0636 or contact email@example.com for further information.
The GIS workstation has the following ArcGIS products:
- ArcView allows editing of personal geodatabases and shapefiles, where you can create high quality maps, graphs and reports, perform geographic queries and analyze geocode addresses.
- ArcEditor allows a user to create,
edit and manage ArcInfo coverages and ArcSDE geodatabases, where
you can create and edit geometric networks and other custom features.
- ArcInfo is the foundation of ArcGIS.
It allows a user to create, edit and analyze coverages using ArcInfo
Workstation. This is the most powerful level of ArcGIS.
- ArcMap is the primary ArcGIS application
for displaying, querying, editing, creating and analyzing data. This
application provides tools for creating visual displays of your data,
querying, and creating presentation-quality maps. ArcMap makes it
easy to lay out your maps for printing, embedding in other documents,
or electronic publishing.
- ArcCatalog is a tool for accessing
and managing your data. This application helps you organize and manage
all your GIS data. It includes tools for browsing and finding geographic
information, recording and viewing metadata, quickly viewing any
dataset and defining the schema structure for your geographic data
- ArcToolbox contains tools for data
conversion and management. This application provides you with tools
for data conversion, managing coordinate systems, and changing map
- ArcGlobe provides continuous, multiresolution,
interactive viewing of geographic information. Like ArcMap, ArcGlobe
works with GIS data layers, displaying information from a geodatabase
and all supported GIS data formats.
- ArcReader is an easy-to-use mapping
application that allows users to view, explore, and print maps and
globes. ArcReader is a great way to deliver interactive mapping capabilities
that access a wide variety of dynamic geographic information. Using
ArcReader, anyone can view high-quality maps created using the ArcGIS
- ArcScene is a map display similar to
ArcMap that is customized for displaying 3-D data. It also allows
for creation of animation tracks.
- ArcPlot is the software module of ArcInfo that you use to produce maps, display maps, analyze your geographic data base, and annotate the maps.
For more information on GIS software, please visit the VCU Technology Services GIS page.