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GIS at UCD and on the Web: Introduction

UCD Library GIS Guide

Install ArcGIS 10.4

ArcGIS 10.4 is suitable for installation on PCs only (see note on Macs in the instructions below) and the minimum required computer specifications for installing ArcGIS 10.4 are as follows:

2 GB RAM minimum or higher 
Display Properties 24 bit color depth 
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 recommended or higher at Normal size (96dpi) 
Swap Space Determined by the operating system, 500 MB minimum. 
Disk Space 2.8 GB 


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Our free clinics helping you visualise data with maps resume at the end of January 2018

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

Introducing a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Service

The application of Geographic Information  Systems (GIS) to research has two key benefits:

it facilitates the analysis of data through visualisation

and it provides a method for disseminating research findings in an accessible and impactful way.

Read more about GIS in this UCD Library Impact Case Study - click on the image on the right to open this document.



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