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 Dell workstations with Intel Core i7 processors, 8 GB memory and SSD/HDD Hybrid drives
  • 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 (2015/16)

ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.3.1 + extensions
ArcGIS Pro 1.1
ESRI ArcINFO Workstation 10
ESRI Business Analyst
ESRI CityEngine 2015.1
ESRI ArcPad 10.2
ESRI Data and Maps 2015
ERDAS Imagine 2015
ERDAS ER Mapper 2015
Quantum GIS (QGIS) 2.10 "Pisa"
Trimble Pathfinder Office 5
Google Earth Pro
MapBox Studio
SPSS Statistics 22
SAS 9.3
R Studio
SQL Server 2014 Express
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Office 2013
IDLE (Python 2.7)
PythonWin 2.7
Inkscape (vector graphics editor)
GiMP (raster image editor)
Google Earth

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 or geospatial related projects during business hours when classes are not being held. See the lab schedule above or the calendar page for open hours. ArcGIS is also now available in the Skylab located on the 5th floor of the John C Pace library.

Students using GeoData Center facilities for faculty research or assisting with GIS courses may be granted an entrance code for after hours access to lab facilities with a written request from their faculty advisor or supervisory professor.