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 Lab Policies

Student Job Application

GIS Student Employees








Contact Information
713-348-5691 GDC Head
713-348-2595 Senior GIS Support Specialist

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

Day Time slot Comment
Sun: Closed
Mon - Tue: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: Closed

Special Hours

Friday 9/29:  open at 10 am

Tuesday 10/3 - Thursday 10-5:  OPEN but no assistance available 12-1 PM

Friday 10/6:  open at 10 am


Staff List

Additional Information