Mapping Data with Geographic Information Systems

Many NYU students and faculty currently use GIS technology in their research and coursework. Cultural history classes analyze the migration patterns of New York’s immigrant groups, marine biology classes record soil and water samples to see their effect on local ecology, and classes in public health compare the epidemiology of infectious diseases in different areas More →

NYU Libraries Data Services: GIS Day at NYU

Geographic information systems (GIS) allow us to take spatial data from various sources, overlay map layers, analyze and model the data, and visualize the results in maps, reports, and charts. As a research institution, NYU has a growing community that is using GIS to gain new insights in a wide range of fields. More →

Introducing NYU’s New Spatial Data Repository

The GIS services at the DSS support teaching, learning, and research with geospatial technology across the University. The Spatial Data Repository (SDR) is a welcome addition to the GIS services long provided by the Data Service Studio (and previously by ITS Statistical Computing). More →

Inside the Minds of Lemurs

Wild monkeys know a lot about their environment. Like clever consumers who consider cost and rewards when deciding what store to visit, monkeys consider distance and the amount of fruit on a tree when deciding what tree to visit. Having studied the spatial memory of saki monkeys in Venezuela, I was intrigued by lemurs, monkeys’ primitive relatives. Do they rely on memory and learning? More →