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Drexel GIS Users Group

A monthly meetup to share tips and hear from innovative internal and visiting presenters. News and event announcements are also shared via the group ListServ. Drexel community members can contact Steve Melly to get added to this list. The group is a joint effort between Drexel's Urban Health Collaborative and Drexel Libraries

Weekly office hours are available on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at 3600 Market Street, Room 704, or at Nesbitt Hall (3215 Market St.) by appointment.  Please contact Steve Melly, GIS Analyst for Drexel's Urban Health Collaborative, with any questions.

Recordings from recent Users Group presentations:

1.) December visit from ESRI Account rep who shared new developments with their products and options Drexel could choose to pursue.

2.) Green Stormwater Infrastructure from Phila Water Department staff showing the workflow used and typical work products.

3.) Mapping Crisis: The archeology of forced migration in Greece

4.) FracTracker Alliance: Communicating the risks of oil and gas development

5.) Drexel Users Group comparison of GIS tools

6.) GIS Day Nov 2015

ESRI Site License at Drexel

ArcGIS 10.x: The leading GIS authoring, editing, and geoprocessing application that allow you to create maps, edit and manage spatial data, and perform the full spectrum of analyses needed to turn raw data into valuable information. 

ArcGIS Pro: A new 64-bit application with a contextual interface that allows faster data processing, designing and editing in 2D and 3D, and temporal analysis of spatial data. 

ArcGIS Online: A complete cloud-based mapping platform. Community Analyst Online:  A web-based tool with demographic and business data visualized in map format. 

To gain access to ArcGIS or ArcGISPro desktop software: 

Dornsife School of Public Health faculty and staff: Contact Larry Win at

Students: ArcGIS licenses are available at the request of a sponsoring faculty member: More information

Other Drexel affiliates: Contact the IT Help Desk at 215-895-2020 or email

For access to ArcGIS online, Business Analyst Online and Community Analyst online: email

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