The following is the official GIS services policy for the Allegheny College geographic information systems (GIS) laboratory. This policy will be instituted beginning August 1, 2008 and will be administered and enforced by the GIS Manager (GISM) and the Environmental Science (ES) department chairperson. Please note that this policy is the same for students, faculty, and staff in any department of the college. This policy is subject to change without notice.
“GIS services are defined here as a set of existing 1) map layers, themes, or documents, 2) geocoding, geodata, or geoprocessing tasks, and 3) web mapping applications or KML links that are stored on the Allegheny GIS server and can be accessed through either a local area network or the Internet for use in desktop mapping applications (ArcGIS Desktop), web browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox), web-based mapping applications (ArcGIS Explorer, Google Earth), or mobile devices (ArcPad).”
Students, faculty, and staff within any college department, both academic and administrative, involved in the following types of GIS-related projects may request access to GIS services:
Due to security issues related to the Allegheny GIS server, project-partners from the local community and all others outside of the Allegheny community will not be permitted access to GIS services at this time.
Those wishing to utilize the GIS services must adhere to the following guidelines:
Failure to comply with any of the above mentioned guidelines could result in revocation of access to GIS services. The GISM and ES Department chairperson reserve the right to deny access to GIS services. Click here for a list of GIS web services available to users.