TDL GIS Interest Group

Welcome to the GIS Interest Group Confluence page!

TDL’s GIS Interest Group (GISIG) seeks to support a Community of Practice around geographic information systems (GIS) and serve as a source of expertise for all consortium members.

Interest Group Leadership, 2023


Kate McNally Carter

Open Educational Resources Librarian,
University of Houston

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Vice Chair

Cynthia Henry

College of Human Sciences Librarian,
Texas Tech University


About the GIS Interest Group

The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Interest Group gathers both experts and newcomers to the field of GIS. Founded in 2020 by Michael Shensky (UT-Austin), the group ratified a charter and formed several subcommittees to work collaboratively on projects.

Survey & Outreach Subcommittee

Chair 2023: Sylvia Jones, Southern Methodist University

  • Creates and maintains a survey and dashboard of the GIS environment in Texas academic libraries and develops outreach strategies to assist with recruiting new members

Data Collaboration Subcommittee

Chair 2023: Michael Shensky, UT-Austin

  • Coordinates geospatial data sharing initiatives among TDL member institutions

Events & Social Planning Subcommittee

Chair 2023: Josh Been, Baylor University

  • Organizes regular GIS events (webinars, GIS Day events, social events, etc.)

Join the GISIG!

Any users of GIS can join the interest group, regardless of affiliation with TDL. The group shares updates and information about training and events at our monthly meetings and through the GIS Interest Group list. If you are interested in joining, please email us at, or contact one of the current chairs!

Team news


QGISwebinar.png Join us this summer for the QGIS webinar series! QGIS is open-source and free GIS software available on Mac, Windows, and Linux from here:…
Join Us @ TCDL 2023
The GIS Interest Group will have a very strong showing at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries 2023, starting next week on Tuesday May 16. Check out the various programs listed below and come by to see us! GIS Birds-of-a-Feather - Tuesday, May 16 @ 10AM Mapping GIS in Texas (Poster) - Tuesday @ 3:15-4:15 (Poco Loco) and 4:15-6:00 (Reception) Mapping OER in Texas Idea Lab: Creating a Dashboard for Open Educators - Wednesday, May 17 @ 3:30 Digitizing,…
Updated Confluence Page
We’re thrilled to officially launch the GIS Interest Group’s Confluence page, where you can find archived resources and announcements about the group’s activities. If you have any questions or suggestions for this page, please let us know!