Facilities and Software

The IGISc maintains two GIS laboratories—a teaching Lab in HSS 290, and research lab in HSS 272. All lab computers are networked to two servers for the purpose of data sharing, web development, and licensing. Labs may be rented for conference or training purposes.

 HSS 290 Lab

Teaching Lab - HSS 290

The teaching lab is equipped with 23 student machines and one instructor machine located at the instructor's console. All computers are running Windows 10 with 16GB of RAM, Intel i7 processors and have 22" monitors.

  • Projector controlled from teaching console
  • 23 Student Computers
  • 1 instructor computer at teaching console
  • Conference table with 18 chairs
  • Total seating: 42

Research Lab - HSS 272

The Research Lab is available to students and staff exclusively for research and course lab work.

  • 10 student computers
  • 2 research computers with 32GB RAM, intel Xeon processors, and AMD FirePro video cards
  • Conference table with 8 chairs
  • Total seating: 20


Computers in both labs are equipped with the following software:

  • ArcGIS 10.4.1 - ArcGIS Desktop Advanced with a full suite of extensions including Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst....
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.1.3
  • Erdas Imagine 2018 - including ATCOR Workflow
  • eCognition Professional
  • Pix4D
  • SPSS
  • R
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Trimble Pathfinder Office

If you have a special request for software or software extensions to be added to the computers in HSS 290 and/or HSS 272, please submit your request to Anna Studwell (astudwel@sfsu.edu) at least 2 weeks in advance of when you need the software. She will coordinate with Academic Technology, who support our labs, to download/install the software.

Plotter Printer

The IGISc mantains an HP T7700 poster plotter capable of printing high quality images up to 42" in height and to the desired width. We offer printing on Matte paper (no glossy). The plotter is available to anyone on campus. If you would like to schedule use of the plotter, please contact Anna Studwell: astudwel@sfsu.edu or Quentin Clark: qclark@sfsu.edu  

Recommended sizes are:

24" x 36" small
36" x 48" medium
42" x 56" large


The cost for printing is:

Pricing Per Sq. Foot
Full Color $3.00
Partial Color $2.50
Black and White $2.00