Our Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Lab serves all the GIS and Remote Sensing needs on campus and has been expanded to add a teaching room, including an instructor station with projector.

The expansion has allowed the lab to facilitate teaching and research applications of computerized geographical analysis.


Our equipment, which is approved by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and the Earth Resources Data Analysis System (ERDAS), includes:

  • 43 Lenovo ThinkStation S30 computers
  • two Epson projectors with BrightLink
  • HP Z2600 42-inch Large Format Color Plotter
  • HP Color LaserJet 5550dn Small Format Color Laser Printer
  • Ricoh Small Format Black and White Laser Printer
  • Mustek flatbed color scanner.


Software that is used in the lab includes:

  • ArcGIS
  • ArcCatalog
  • ArcPad
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • SPSS
  • Google Earth
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Our Meteorology and Climatology Lab is the focal point for analyzing real-time meteorological and climatological data for the Storm Chase Team and serves as a backup Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency.

Equipment and Software

Our lab has all the equipment you need to practice on to make it in the real world.

Fourteen Lenovo desktop computers are loaded with geographic information systems (GIS) software, including:

  • ArcGIS
  • ArcMap
  • ArcCatalog
  • ArcGIS Pro

Other software that is used in the lab includes: BUFKIT, GRLevel 3, McIDAS-V, ERDAS, SPSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Google Earth.

Also, four televisions are used for forecasting and monitoring local TV media coverage during severe weather as well as during normal weather conditions.