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The Department of Geography and Interdisciplinary Studies maintains a state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab, officially recognized as the University's Center for Spatial Data Analysis.
The Center for Spatial Data Analysis is a computer lablocated in Wood 004 and is outfitted with the latest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. This includes ArcGIS 9.3 housing Arc/Info, ArcView and ArcSDE, and the ArcView 9.3 extensions: 3D Analyst, ArcScan, Data Interoperability, Geoschematics, Geostatistical Analyst, Image Analyst, Maplex, Military Analyst, Network Analyst, Publisher, Schematics, Stereo Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Survey Analyst, and Tracking Analyst.Currently, thedepartment has 25 site licenses of ArcView 9.3.
Our lab also has Trimble Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies, Erdas Imagine9.1 remote sensing software in 15 PC stations with photogrammetry, a MrSID workstation, AtCOR 1 and 2 and Acorn5b facilities, ER Mapper, Visual Learning Systems (Feature Analyst, Lidar Analyst, and Urban Analyst) and various graphics and statistical packages, including SPSS and SAS.
TheCenter for Spatial Data Analysishas 22 PC stations, an HP plotter, and a large format scanner, and is equipped with an LCD electronic projection system for instructional purposes.
Courses for the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems are taught in this facility. Students utilize the lab for a variety of university and local community projects.