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Additional Resources

GIS Resources at Drexel University

ESRI Products included with Drexel’s site license

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. 

Business Analyst Online:  A web-based tool with demographic and business data visualized in map format that can be used to perform market analysis

To gain access: 

Educational site license from ESRI for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Pro for Desktop - Contact IRT Help Desk at 215-895-2020 or email

Access to ArcGIS online, Business Analyst Online and Community Analyst online - After creating an ESRI account contact for access to ArcGIS online, Business Analyst online, and Community Analyst online. ArcGIS online includes access to Data and Maps for ArcGIS

Free access to ESRI Web Course Training Modules - Contact Arlene Anderson.

Student ArcGIS licenses are available upon request by a faculty member - click here for more information

Drexel GIS Users Group: To join the Users Group ListServ contact Steve Melly.  

GIS Office Hours at the Dornsife School of Public Health

Steve Melly, GIS Analyst for Drexel's Urban Health Collaborative, offers weekly office hours on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at 3600 Market Street, Room 704, or at Nesbitt Hall (3215 Market St.) by appointment. Stop by with your questions about software, spatial data, and making maps. Take advantage of this opportunity to incorporate a geographic dimension in your work. Please contact Steve Melly with any questions.

PHMC’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey Data

The Dornsife School of Public Health has a membership agreement with Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) that includes access to their Community Health Database. At the Dornsife School of Public Health, this data is stored on a secured shared drive. Faculty, students, and staff who would like access to this data can email Amy Confair, MPH, who will provide further instructions. 

The database includes the Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Survey - a large survey of the region’s health, focused on the health status and health care experiences of adults and children living in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Interviews are conducted in over 10,000 households targeting key information about health status, personal health behaviors, and access to, utilization of, and quality of area health services.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Consortium

The NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) Consortium is comprised of Thomas Jefferson University (the parent institution), Drexel University, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research. Through the consortium, Drexel University faculty members have access to bioimaging, cancer genomics, flow cytometry, informatics, translational research/pathology, x-ray crystallography and molecular characterization facilities at a reduced rate. A collaborative research agenda between the consortium institutions is also supported through integrated program meetings, seminars and symposia, networking activities, use of shared resources, and capacity building for research activities among the three institutions.