Our GIS Labs

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.

Research Lab HSS 272

Research Lab - HSS 272

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

  • 8 student/research computers (Dell Precisions with 64 GB RAM)
  • 2 research computers (Dell Optiplex) with 32GB RAM, intel Xeon processors, and AMD FirePro video cards
  • Conference table with 8 chairs
  • Total seating: 20
Room HSS 290

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 Dell Precisions running Windows 10 with 64GB of RAM, NVIDIA Dedicated Graphics Cards, 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


Computers in both labs are equipped with the following software:

  • ArcGIS (aka ArcMap) - ArcGIS Desktop Advanced with a full suite of extensions including Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst....
  • ArcGIS Pro
  • Erdas Imagine - including ATCOR Workflow
  • eCognition Professional
  • Pix4D
  • SPSS
  • R & RStudio
  • 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 Academic Technology (AT) at at_desk@sfsu.edu and cc: your faculty supervisor. They'll determine whether they can accommodate the request.