Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information

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Nathan Piekielek

Geospatial Services Librarian


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Central Pattee Lower Level
1 Central Pattee Library
University Park, PA 16802-1807


This session provides an overview of geographic information systems (GIS) concepts relevant to applying geospatial components in projects.

Feb 7, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This session will provide an introduction to using QGIS, an open source GIS software option.

Feb 7, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


The Donald W. Hamer Maps Library, is located in the basement of Central Pattee Library, in the heart of the Penn State University Park campus. We house 200,000+map sheets including historic maps of Pennsylvania and the regional Federal Depository Libraries Program (FDLP) maps collection, 4,000 atlases, reference books, gazetteers, cartography texts and historic aerial photographs. In addition, we provide access to digital spatial data and information resources, offer expert geospatial consulting services, and can scan and print maps upon request.

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