A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, analyze, and manage spatial or geographical data.
GIS at Stanford
The Stanford Geospatial Center, housed in the Branner Earth Sciences Library, is the center for GIS and geospatial training and support for campus. More information for GIS instruction, consultations, and access to GIS data and software (including Stanford licensed packages such as ArcGIS and CartoDB) can be found at their site.
SimplyAnalytics is a web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data. SimplyAnalytics requires you to create a personal workspace before proceeding.