GIS Laboratory

The GeoData Center maintains a state-of-the-art GeoSpatial laboratory in building 13 on the UWF Pensacola campus. The multi-use facility is designed to accommodate class instruction, training courses as well as research endeavours.

Photo of the GIS Lab
At 32 stations, UWF features the largest dedicated GIS teaching lab in Florida.

GIS Lab Schedule and Open Hours for Current Semester

The laboratory is equipped with:

  • 32 workstations with Intel Core i7 processors and 8 GB memory
  • Dual monitors
  • Instructor station with short-throw digital projector
  • 44 inch Epson large format printer/plotter (See Printing Services)
  • Server storage access

Software packages available to laboratory users include:

  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 + Extensions
  • ERDAS Imagine 2015
  • Trimble Pathfinder Office
  • FME Desktop
  • QGIS
Expand a full list of GIS Lab software titles

ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 + extensions (Advanced License)
ESRI Maritime, Aeronautical and Defense Mapping Solutions
ESRI CityEngine 2012
ESRI ArcPad 10.0.4
ESRI Data and Maps 2013
ESRI ArcGIS Server 10.1
X-Tools Pro ArcGIS Extension
ERDAS Imagine 2014
IDRISI Taiga Edition
Quantum GIS (QGIS) 1.8 "Lisboa"
Trimble Pathfinder Office 5
Trimble Positions Extension for ArcGIS
SPSS Statistics 21
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
Microsoft Office 2010 & 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
IDLE (Python 2.7)
PythonWin 2.7
XML Copy Editor
Inkscape (vector graphics editor)
GiMPshop (raster image editor)
Google Earth
Trimble (Google) SketchUp

This facility is located in on the third floor of building 13 (room 311). The laboratory is open for students to work on GIS coursework and project during non-class open hours (See the lab schedule above or the calendar page. ArcGIS is also now available in the Skylab located on the 5th floor of the John C Pace library.

Students working on projects or assisting with GIS courses may be granted a code for after hours access to lab facilities with a written request from their faculty advisor or supervisory professor.