GIS Support

Last changed: 27 November 2017

Support to users of GIS software and spatial information (geodata)

The aim for GIS Support is to strengthen and promote the use of spatial data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at SLU. The support function is to be used primaily by staff but to some degree also by Master level students. Currently six experts (GIS maganers) conduct support on a part time basis. A steering committee is organised within the EMA Council (Fomar) chaired by EMA Pro Vice-Chancellor.

Areas of support:

  • gives direct support to users on the web (SLU GIS Wiki), by e-mail gis-support@slu.se, phone and short consultations,
  • provides access to GIS software including licences and self study courses,
  • aims to increase knowledge and use of open source software (eg QGIS),
  • distributes basic geographic information from Lantmäteriet, Statistics Sweden (SCB), the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) and the Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket) to all Swedish universities via the GET download service (log in with your normal SLU identity),
  • communicates knowledge via user seminars, the web and the mailing list Gisforum (send a mail to gis-support@slu.se if you want to be added to the list).

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