Geospatial Services Center (GSC)

The UNH Library Geospatial Services Center (GSC) is staffed by GIS graduate interns, providing basic-level assistance with geospatial technology and help in finding data sources for analysis using geographic information system software.


    The GSC lab is housed in Room 337, on Level 3 (Main Floor) of Dimond Library, near but not part of the Academic Technology Service Center (ATSC) desk. Click here for the map.


Computer Access Hours
The Geospatial Services Center lab computer hours are the same as the Dimond Library Hours.

Spring 2018 help hours run from Jan. 29 - May 7 (the last day of regular classes)
Need assistance? Consultations & one-on-one help is available 17 hours a week from our graduate student interns:

  • Monday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday by appointment only

You can also set up an appointment or ask a geospatial question through email at

For any news related to the Center, including hours, software releases, upcoming workshops, and internship opportunities, please join the UNH GIS email list at


Five new computer workstations were installed in the GIS lab in September 2017, a total of seven high performance computer workstations. All require an UNH AD login.

  • ESRI ArcGIS software and extensions (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Online). Access is limited to the UNH community.
  • Google Geo Tools including: Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables, Google Earth Engine, Google Tour Builder, and Google Maps APIs
  • QGIS (Opensource)
  • ERDAS Image. Access is limited to the UNH community.
  • Multispec digital imaging software

Spring 2018 Workshop Series

All workshops are free to UNH Faculty, Students, and Staff

Location: Geospatial Services Center (Dimond Library, Room 337)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable users to manage, visualize, and analyze spatial data and information through the power of maps in a dynamic, digital environment. We invite you to learn more with these workshops. (Download .pdf here.)

  • Introduction to Open Source QGIS* Date/Time: Thursday, March 1, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Image Processing** Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to Story Mapping* Date/Time: Thursday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • GPS & Data Collection** Date/Time: Thursday, April 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • LiDAR Point Cloud Processing** Date/Time: Thursday, May 3, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

* Beginner Workshop
** Advanced Workshop (Previous experience suggested)

Using the GSC

  • UNH students, faculty, and staff are our primary patrons.
  • Group consultations are allowed and encouraged if not disruptive to others.
  • Limited assistance provided to those with personal laptops.
  • For individual work, use cluster computers to access ESRI software or Google Earth.


Examples of services include:

  • Helping locate geospatial datasets, including GIS datasets from GRANIT, New Hampshire's Statewide Geographic Information System Clearinghouse.
  • Integrating data into an existing GIS project
  • Helping to manage files
  • Advising on questions related to basic GIS and other geospatial software functionality
  • Referring elsewhere for more in-depth assistance

More information about the library’s maps and geospatial data and services.