About Data & GIS Services

The Data & GIS Services (DGS) team fosters the research and educational goals of the university in the broad areas of research data and GIS.  We’ve developed an extensive suite of services to support faculty and students.  The team, a part of the Washington University Libraries, is a trusted and innovative resource for faculty and students across campuses. DGS is led by the Director of Collaborative Research, Data & GIS, Aaron Addison. Addison has experience collecting, analyzing and visualizing original data and working with aggregated data from other sources. The team is dexterous and flexible to facilitate working on complex topics in various disciplines.

DGS Mission:

DGS provides support to faculty and students whose research incorporates research data or spatial problems.  DGS creates integrated software solutions to address data related needs including access, storage, management, visualization, preservation and application development.  We offer expertise in spatial thinking, GIS, geospatial data discovery and creation, analysis, visualization, modeling, 3D visualization, scanning and printing.

Our Team

  • Aaron Addison


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  • Cindy Traub


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  • Mollie Webb


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  • Bill Winston


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  • Cynthia Hudson-Vitale


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  • Jennifer Moore


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