The Geodata Drive is a network share set up and maintained by the Biodiversity Center. A subset of our data library is maintained on Geodata to allow immediate access to a selection of frequently-used data items. Even though it is possible to use Geodata as a GIS server (connect to and use the data across the network) it's a bad idea. Technically the drive is not stable enough or fast enough to support multiple users. Also the data kept there is subject to renaming and/or removal at any time. Users should copy the items that they need to their own storage device.
Like any dedicated network share, Geodata is not visible in the default network configuration. Users need to map (connect to) the drive before they can view and access the contents. Follow the instructions below to map the Geodata Drive on the UWGB network. Note that users with student accounts must map the drive each time they log on (“Reconnect at logon” only works for faculty/staff accounts). The first step in mapping the drive is to open the “Map Network Drive” dialogue by right-clicking on “Computer” in the Windows Explorer folder tree.
Here's that string in a form you can copy and paste: \\fstorea\geodata$