Contact Information


UNC GIS and Data Services

ITS Response Center



Where to Install/Use ArcGIS


1. All Health Science Library (HSL) Computers have ArcGIS


2. Obtain Your Own Copy to Install On Your Computer 


3. UNC Virtual Lab (must have administrator rights on computer)




Data Sources

Data on campus

Index of Data Available 

1.      GIS Data finder @ UNC Libraries:


Location of data 

1. Campus AFS network - available to all ITS labs*


The OpenAFS software allows access to several directories containing GIS data and tutorials. Go to to obtain this software. More information is provided at


Using OpenAFS, set the J: drive to \\afs\ Then using the J: drive you can locate beginner’s exercises in the following directory




2.      Davis Library GIS Resources:





3.      Software Acquisitions Office 



External Data Sources - General

ArcGIS Online


Census Bureau


USGS US Geodata page


The GIS Data Depot


National Park Service




External Data Sources – Local

Carrboro GIS


Orange County GIS



North Carolina Geospatial Data


Getting Help

On-Line help


Online ESRI GIS Training available to UNC-CH affiliates





          ESRI - Support Lists



Directions Magazine - GIS Discussion




ITS GIS Support


ESRI Support Center




The ArcGIS Interface:

ArcCatalog – for navigating spatial data



ArcMap – for interactive analysis and creating presentation graphics


ArcToolbox – powerful geoprocessing tools