Eric Glass

GIS/Metadata Librarian

About Me

“I'm available to help identify, find and describe spatial data resources for your research and projects, as well as provide assistance with GIS software and the Lehman Library Map Collection.”

@Columbia since 2003


GIS, geography, cartography, geoinformatics, geospatial metadata, maps.


B.A., English, Ohio State University
Master of Information, University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Geography, Hunter College the City University of New York

Contact Info

Recommended Resources

The CU spatial data catalog and portal to the libraries' licenced spatial data collections. 

The National Map Viewer and Download Platform allows visualization and download of USGS's most current topographic base map data and products.  Available datasets include elevation, orthoimagery, land cover, hydrography, geographic names, boundaries, transportation, structures, as well as the US topographoical map series. 

Over 58,000 high resolution scanned maps and images in the public domain. The collection includes rare 16th through 20th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of City government, this catalog offers access to a repository of government-produced, machine-readable data sets.