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Geographic Information Systems Laboratory

The anthropology department hosts a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab for the visualization, acquisition and analysis of spatial data.  The GIS Lab is also an instructional space to be used for office hours and instruction.

Lab goals

Visualization equipment

Data acquisition and analysis

The lab offers access to equipment, software and facilities for instruction:

The GIS Laboratory also provides total stations and GPS receivers to members of the WCAS division for use in research or for classes. Those wishing to use this equipment must have the appropriate training.  Apply in the department. 

Hours and access

It is open to researchers in Northwestern community. The laboratory is housed in 1810 Hinman Ave is available for use between 9 am and 5 pm. A GIS specialist is also available for walk-in assistance.

Recent classes