GIS Facilities

The GIS Lab has a full-time director who teaches and supports classes and research projects. Hired in 1993, Gordon Longsworth, COA 91’ and the PENN Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, 92’, was a lead student in the establishment of the lab. At the University of Pennsylvania, he studied under environmental pioneer Ian McHarg and GIS pioneers, Dr. Jon Radke and Dr. C. Dana Tomlin.

The GIS Lab is a dedicated workspace located in the Arts and Sciences building in the central part of campus. The lab has an ESRI University Site License which provides access to a full range of industry-standard software and data. This level of licensing ensures that students are experienced in the most current technology and methods.The lab has 10 workstations each with a full range of GIS and support software. 

The GIS Lab has a database with over 20 years of student, class and project data. Instructions on how to access this are available here ‘COA GIS Data Library User Access Guide

GIS Software: Esri Educational Site License Program

ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcInfo Workstation)

Data and Maps for ArcGIS

ArcGIS for Desktop Extensions

3D Analyst

Data Reviewer

Geostatistical Analyst Network Analyst



Spatial Analyst

Tracking Analyst

Workflow Manager

ArcGIS for Mobile

Apps for Smartphones and Tablets (Android, iOS)

ArcGIS for Windows Mobile ArcGIS for Server

Esri Mapping and Charting Solutions

ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry

ArcGIS for Maritime: Charting

ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting

Esri CityEngine Advanced Single Use and Concurrent Use licenses

ArcGIS Online Subscription

ESRI Business Analyst

Esri Community Analyst and Community Analyst API

Data Products

Entire U.S, all geographies

Esri Updated Demographics Census 2010

Esri Consumer Spending

Esri Tapestry Segmentation American Community Survey

Esri Maps for Office

Collector for ArcGIS

Operations Dashboard

ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs Available for Flex, JavaScript, Silverlight

ArcGIS Pro

The GIS Lab also hosts the NOAA BARH CORS GPS Base Station


GIS Lab Contact

Gordon Longsworth

207-288-2944, extension 5677