University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Geography


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.

Geospatial Technologies Lab

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

  • GEOG 081: Geospatial Concepts & Visualization
  • GEOG 085: Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 184: Geographic Information: Concepts & Applications
  • GEOG 185: Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 287: 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 Geospatial Technologies Lab is open to geography major and minors during non-scheduled class times.

Software suite:

  • ArcGIS v. 10.2
  • TerrSet
  • ENVI v. 5.3
  • SPSS v. 22
  • JMP v.11 Pro
  • Google Earth
  • NASA Worldwind

Geospatial Technologies hours: Please see the Geography Office for an updated Spring 2018 schedule or email: for further details.

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 January 12 2018 02:45 PM