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GIS Lab @ SpARC (SSM 209)

The GIS Lab @ SpARC in SSM 209, open M-Th from 10am-4pm for the Spring 2020 semester is the campus-wide hub for GIS research, education, and training. Our lab accommodates workshops and one-on-one training for geospatial analysis and data processing.

The computing hardware in the SpARC lab has 10 Alienware workstations running Intel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor (4-Cores, 8MB Cache, Turbo Boost 2.0, Overclocked up to 4.4GHz), Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X, 64GB (4x16G) 2400MHz DDR4 Memory and 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s of hard drive storage. Workstations are equipped with two 17” monitors or one 35” curved display for superior visualization. 

GIS software including ArcGIS and QGIS are installed on all machines with regular updates. Other programs including R and Microsoft Office are installed for our users. The SpARC lab also has a 55" Samsung Smart Tablet / Whiteboard to use for interactive mapping demonstrations and workshop presentations.


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SSM 2nd floor map - GIS Lab