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GIS and GPS support services are provided by CUC Library to students, staff and faculty. Frequent library workshops are posted here, you can register for under workshop tab. Follow ClaremontGIS twitter for updates
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GIS Reference & Support

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Warren Roberts MLA
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(909) 607-0405
Libraries of the Claremont Colleges
GIS Support Specialist

Library GIS Lab
Monday 9 - 3
Wednesday 9 - 2
Friday 9 Noon
Other hours upon request. Please email for appointment.
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Need Access to ArcGIS?

Need help installing ArcGIS?  First, you'll need a PC (not Mac unless parallels or BootCAMP enabled) with admin privilages. Good?  OK, here are steps ArcGIS

for you to follow.  Before you start, contact for an authorization code (one for each comnputer). 

Need to instead access a lab?  You have several locatoins on campus where you can access ArcGIS already installed:

First of all of course is the Honnold Mudd GIS Lab.  Contact for access (the librarians at front desk will open door for you once you are listed on access list). You'll need to contact IT at each institution for more information and access:

Pitzer B213 lab.  You'll need to contact Pitzer IT for hours on when lab is accessible.
Pomona Geology
CGU ACB building
Scipps College should have GIS installed on stations.
HMC has software installed for clinics.


Warren Roberts | GIS Support Specialist

Warren is has been teaching GIS to students for 20 years and has with degree in Landscape Architecture & Planning from the University of Oregon (MLA 98).  Also a BSLA from Cal Poly Pomona ('90). He has over 20 years of professional and academic experience in both CAD, GIS and surveying (GPS) working on a variety of projects including storm water modeling, mapping Coastal Marinas and local watersheds and mapping contamination from Chernobyl with recommended land uses changes, and Campus GIS mapping. Current research and interests include remote sensing and field data collection methods and web mapping. 

During the summer (2012 & 2014) he participated on exhibition to survey two of the largest caves in the world in Borneo sponsored by National Geographic using survey grade GPS, 3D scanner and drone aircraft for aerial imagery (

Warren teaches Introduction and Intermediate GIS and GPS & articulated lessons for many subject areas. He currently has certificates in GIS teaching in Crime Analysis Mapping ( NIJ) & in Incident (Fire) Command Mapping ( GIST) and a California licensed Landscape Architect. He has worked with faculty throuhgout the 5C and support faculty in many subject areas, field work at the Bernard Field Station and in summer can be found supporting students and faculty at the Pitzer Firestone Field Station in Costa Rica.

After leaving Liverpool, England he lived sometime in Cape Town, South Africa before attended high school locally in Riverside.  He is a first generation university graduate.   His Pandora stations include Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, (of course) the Beatles, Xavier Rudd, Sting, ColdPlay, Ani Difranco, the Blow, Black Eyed Peas, Lily Allen; Radio stations include &  His last concert was Iron & Wine and Laura Marling.  BTW, Liverpool has the best football (some folks call it 'soccer') team in the world.
Drop by the library to learn more on what Geospatial resources you have through the library.

Library GIS Related Resources

  • Simply Map  Icon  Icon
    Creates thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Use SimplyMap to select, sort, and compare data across multiple locations and build custom reports that can be exported to a spreadsheet for additional functionality.
    It also enables exploration historical census data to understand how regions change over time and use estimates and projections to analyze current and future trends.
  • Reference USA  Icon
    Wonderful location to obtain business addresses for geocoding. Search by business name, or SIC NAICS to obtain excel table with business name, address, zip, number of employees, executive gender, ethnicity and more
  • Esri Community Analyst  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Here you will need to have an Esri Organizational Account to access this wonderful resource. Look for library workshop on using Community Analyst

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