GIS/Data Center (GDC)


The Rice University, Fondren Library, GIS/Data Center provides library patrons with access to GIS software and supporting hardware, to data resources, and to print and digital map resources.

The Center offers assistance and various types of instruction in using and selecting appropriate resources for the information need. The primary patron base served is the Rice community.


ArcGIS Pro

Asking for Help

GIS Assistance

Appointment Request Form

GIS Consulting

Faculty Work Request Form

Custom Map Design

GIS Short Courses/Training


GIS Short Course Tutorials/Guides

Evaluate a Short Course

Self-Directed GIS Training


Get ArcGIS Pro

Setup Directions (Rice ONLY)

Software Download for Laptops (Rice ONLY)


About Us

GDC Project Gallery

GDC Student Projects

GDC Lab Policies

Student Job Application

GIS Student Employees


Contact Information
Head, GIS/Data Center
Kim Ricker (she/her)
713-348-5691 and
Senior GIS Support Specialist
Ibrahim Gumel (he/him)

Located in Fondren B40

Part of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS)

Mailing Address:

GIS/Data Center MS-255
Fondren Library
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892


Weekday Time slot Comment
Sun: Closed
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: Closed

Special Hours

None at this time