Data Services News

WashU Data Users Group (DUG) Fall Lineup

By Dorris Scott on September 16, 2020

If you dig data and want to discuss data-related topics, then the WashU DUG is the place for you! The WashU DUG has been going strong during the spring and summer and has continued to meet virtually to participate in workshops and to learn how various members of the WashU community use data in th...

Resource Review – Streetmap Premium 

By Bill Winston on September 14, 2020

ArcGIS StreetMap Premium (SMP) provides enriched street data for use in ArcGIS software. Features include high-quality and multiscale cartographic map display; accurate geocoding (batch, reverse, and simple search); and optimized routing, driving directions, and network analysis. SMP is designed ...

Software Spotlight: ArcGIS Pro

By Bill Winston on September 14, 2020

Many of our GIS users have come to rely on ArcGIS Desktop as their go-to geographic information system (GIS) software. However, an alternative that presents a more modern interface along with enhanced performance that many users will find attractive is freely available to the WashU community .   ...

New Resource: the Data Literacy Glossary 

By Jennifer on September 14, 2020

Data literacy is an important skill for students at all levels to obtain during their academic lives. In Data Services, we are aware that there are many hurdles to becoming data literate. A big one is data terminology. The Data Services team put together a research guide on data literacies this s...

Remote Access to Specialized Research Data Software Coming This Fall

By Jennifer on September 14, 2020

Data Services is now supporting WashU-affiliated users with connecting to Research Studio computers and specialized software. This service is being developed in response to requests from the user community to access tools such as NVivo and SPSS.  Users can find instructions on how to reserve and ...

GISPUBLIC Is Now the University Libraries Geospatial Data Collection

By Mollie Webb on August 17, 2020

Beginning in fall 2020, the geospatial data network share (\\maps.wustl.edu\gispublic), colloquially referred to as “gispublic,” will change location and organizational structure to become the University Libraries Geospatial Data Collection. This update reflects necessary changes to the underlyin...

ESRI User’s Conference is online and available to all WashU GIS Users

By billwinston on July 9, 2020

The ESRI User’s Conference is an annual event held in San Diego that attracts GIS users from across the world.  This year, the sessions will be delivered virtually and all WashU students, faculty, and staff are able to register for “All Access” and participate for free.  The content ranges from J...

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (CURL, ExamDiff, Leaflet)

By Jennifer on May 8, 2020

Check back every week. We will share staff picks of some of our favorite free and open source tools!   Rick Allard Systems Engineer CURL  is a free command-line tool for use with HTTP servers and other protocols. The lead developer won a prize for his work. It comes with macOS and Linux. You...