Facilities & Equipment

The Department of Geography and Planning occupies the second and third floors of a modern science facility and contains three computer laboratories for work in computer aided cartography, GIS, and image processing. The Department presently houses maps, atlases, journals, and periodicals in a map library.

GIS Labs

The Geographic Information Science (GIScience) Laboratory is located in the Department of Geography and Planning and managed by a full-time system administrator. See lab hours and details on research labs and network drives.

Appalachian Tree Ring Lab

Dendrochronology has developed into a leading method for recording and monitoring climate change, natural ecological processes, and human-caused changes in the environment. Projects in the Appalachian Tree Ring Lab laboratory have been funded by the National Science Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Grandfather Mountain, and others.

Global Change Lab

The Global Environmental Change Lab enables students to explore the inter-relationships among the Earth’s complex environmental systems and the methodologies used by a diverse group of scientists (e.g., atmospheric chemists, biologists, climatologists, dendroecologists, geographers, paleoclimatologists, snow scientists, etc.).

ArcSDE Database and Map Library

The Geography and Planning Department maintains a spatial database which provides GIS data for educational and research purposes, and a Our Map Library located on the 3rd Floor of Rankin Science West.


Technology FAQs

Frequently asked questions about labs and equipment, ArcGIS, and ERDAS