University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Geography

Facilities

State-of-the-art laboratory facilities are just one of the points of pride of the Geography Department. Also listed below are many "virtual" facilities — resources that faculty find very helpful to geography students.

GIS Lab

The Department of Geography's Geotechniques lab houses resources for teaching and research in geospatial technologies. The lab is equipped with 19 Dell Optiplex 790 workstations running state-of-the-art software for GIS, remote sensing, and statistical analysis. Examples of courses taught in the lab include:

  • GEOG 081: Geotechniques
  • GEOG 095: TAP (Teacher Advisor Program) service-learning satellite class
  • GEOG 184: Geographic Information: Concepts & Applications
  • GEOG 185: Remote Sensing,, Geog 204: Spatial Analysis
  • GEOG 246: Advanced Topics in Climate and Water
  • GEOG 281: Advanced Topics in GIS and Remote Sensing.

Research by faculty and students using the lab include projects on climate science, landuse/landcover change, water resources, transportation, and spatial justice.The GIS lab is open to geography major and minors during non-scheduled class times.

Software suite:

  • ArcGIS v. 10.2
  • IDRISI Selva
  • ENVI v. 5.1
  • SPSS v. 22
  • JMP v.11 Pro
  • Google Earth
  • NASA Worldwind
GIS Lab hours: View Lab Hours

Geography materials in Bailey/Howe Library

The University library contains a collection of about 150,000 maps and atlases as well as being a regional depository for government documents.

Geospatial data sites

Last modified November 03 2014 04:13 PM