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GIS at UCD and on the Web: Introduction

UCD Library GIS guide

Download ArcGIS 10.1

ArcGIS 10.1 is suitable for installation on PCs only (see note on Macs in the instructions below) and the minimum required computer specifications for installing ArcGIS 10.1 are as follows:

CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz minimum

Processor: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Core Duo, or Xeon Processors

Memory/RAM: 2 GB minimum

Swap Space: Determined by the operating system; 500 MB minimum 

Disk Space: 2.4 GB

Video/Graphics Adapter: 64 MB RAM minimum, 256 MB RAM or higher recommended.


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Weekly clinics resume on Tuesday 24th January 2017

These free GIS clinics run by UCD Library are open to all UCD staff, researchers and students.


Going Digital...the application of new technologies to facilitate research insights




Digital Tools and Approaches to Connect and Transform your Research: 

UCD Library, with support from UCD Research, is organising a series of workshops bringing together those in the Humanities and Social Sciences who wish to learn and experiment with a range of technologies to enhance their research. While the term “Digital Humanities” is often used to describe this field, the technologies can be used in a wide range of disciplines e.g. Business, Health, Agriculture; this workshop series is open to researchers in all disciplines.

The workshops will include hands-on exploration of many of the tools mentioned in both this and the GIS Library guide.

We are fortunate in again having Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Strategist, assist us with this workshop series.  Shawn lectures at University College Cork, Queen’s University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, fostering scholarship in Digital and Medical Humanities and Social Computing.

His personal research explores the social and economic circumstances of the nineteenth century retail liquor trade and its impact on family. He applies spatial, temporal and census data visualisation and social network analysis to the relationships between credit, respectability, and order in the Victorian community. Shawn has been involved in a number of successful and innovative digital humanities projects including large manuscript census databases in the 1871/1891 census project (University of Guelph - Canada), the TAPoR text analysis portal project, the Canadian Network for Economic History (CNEH) and the Network for Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE) and most recently the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO)- a Project of the Royal Irish Academy.

Full details for the Researcher Workshops series are listed in the document below:

For booking please visit our schedule at


With thanks to Dr Ainhoa González Del Campo for her suggestions and assistance.

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