The GIS Services manages a Geospatial Lab that houses 16 computer workstations with various geospatial and other software packages installed on them. Besides, the Geospatial lab, computers in the open lab on the 6th floor of the library also have major geospatial applications such as ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro and ERDAS 2018 (16.5) installed on them. To use any of the lab computers:
Lab Location: The Geospatial Lab is located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library; turn right from the restrooms.
Lab Hours: Access to the Lab shall follow the normal operating hours of the main Library. Lab assistance, however, can be accessed M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm except during public holidays.
Lab Policies: The policies of the Geospatial Lab are the same as that of Alkek Library along with the three policies stated above. Usually, the lab is open to all research and academic purposes but whenever there is a shortage of space, priority will be given to patrons who are in need of a geospatial application for their project.
The GIS Services unit maintains 16 64-bit Windows 10 workstations which are open to members of the University community primarily for GIS and related work. Each system comes with Intel Core i5 processors, 3.3 GHz Speed and 16GB RAM making them relatively faster for patrons’ geospatial analysis.
The workstations have various geospatial and related software packages installed on them. The following includes some of the software packages available at the lab:
Geospatial Software and Extensions
Online Survey Instrument
Please visit the Software & Tools page for other useful software.
Map Printing and Scanning Services