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.

Mar 13, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This session will provide an introduction to using QGIS, an open source GIS software option. Learn more about QGIS from this website.

Mar 13, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


The Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information promotes and facilitates the use of maps and geospatial information in research, teaching, and learning at Penn State. It is located in the basement of Central Pattee Library, University Park campus. We have three main areas of activity: 1) education, outreach, and partnerships; 2) collecting, preserving, and providing access to maps and geospatial information resources; and 3) creating new public domain geospatial datasets of broad interest and/or high research value. We maintain a public service desk staffed with personnel that can immediately answer basic questions during open business hours and you can make an appointment for a more in-depth research consultation. More information about us, the resources that we offer, and our activities.

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