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GIS Facilities

GIS/GPS Equipment Room
HP Designjet T1100ps

The Elberty Laboratory for Spatial Analysis is the principal location for GIS and GPS instruction. Located on the top floor of Launders Science Library, the Lab hours are the same as those of the Science Library. The Elberty Lab for Spatial Analysis is dedicated in memory of William T. Elberty Jr., Professor Emeritus of Geology and Geography. More information about Bill Elberty and GIS at SLU can be found here.


The Spatial Analysis Lab currently houses:

  • 15 dedicated GIS workstations - HP Z1 Workstations and HP Compaq Elite 8300s
  • 1 instructor station 
  • 1 medium format color printer - HP Officejet Pro K8600
  • 1 large format color plotter - HP Designjet T1100ps
  • 1 networked laser printer - HP LaserJet P3015
  • 2 Tablets (Available for loan)
  • 14 Trimble GPS units (XM, XT, XH, and Juno SB and 3Bs)
  • 11 Garmin Dakota 10 GPS units
  • GIS software including ESRI's ArcGIS 10.3.1 and Quantum GIS 2.6
  • GPS Pathfinder Office (Trimble) and DNRGPS software
  • Virtual Globe software includes Google Earth and WorldWind


Rules for working in the GIS Lab:

  • The computers are for GIS WORK ONLY. Others will be asked to leave
  • No food or drink at the workstations
  • Save your work often and to a personal location (ex. “P” drive). Files are frequently erased from the hard drives
  • After working, LOG OFF but DO NOT SHUT DOWN the computers
  • Please report any problems to Carol Cady, Dakota Casserly or the student technician on duty. Student technicians work during the semester Sunday thru Thursday evenings to help answer GIS related questions

Other Locations with GIS Software:

  • Madill 222
  • ODY Computer Labs