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    GIS/Mapping Resources
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    Statistical research methods require not only the acquisition of data, but require the researcher to analyze and manipulate the data once tabulated. There are many tools that can assist with this process, including spreadsheet software (Excel), statistical packages (SPSS), Geographic Information Systems (ArcView), data sets from which to draw comparisons, graphic editing software (Photoshop), flexible printing capabilities, and a trained staff eager to provide instruction, assistance, and support.

    The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library provides all of this and more to the students, faculty, and staff of the Texas A&M International University community. The pilot project for providing these data services began in the Summer of 2001, and its success and popularity has encouraged the library to purchase new hardware/software and to increase the training for the library staff working in these areas.

    Highlights of Popular Uses of these Data Resources During 2001-2002

    • Access and manipulation of Census 2000 data.
    • Community assessment profiles for the City of Laredo, individual neighborhoods, and local school districts.
    • The building of a stratified random sample of households in the City of Laredo.
    • Creation of maps (GIS) using the resources mentioned above.
    • Creation of maps (GIS) using international trade data gathered from the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian governments.
    • Creation of a map illustrating proposed pipelines in the Caspian Sea region.

    If these services interest you, please do not hesitate to contact the reference/government information librarian using the information given below. We are available for one-on-one consultations/demonstrations, class demonstrations (either in the library or in the classroom), and any other way that we can help you with your data research needs.

    For more information, please contact:
    Killam Library
    Government Documents
    326-2121
    cmiller@tamiu.edu