Hired in 1993, Gordon Longsworth, COA 90’, 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 New GIS Laboratory

The GIS Lab is a dedicated workspace located in the Center for Human Ecology on the north end of campus. The lab has 11 DELL Optiplex 7090 workstations each with a full range of GIS and support software.

The college has an ESRI University Site License which provides access to a full range of industry-standard software, training, and data. This level of licensing ensures that students are experienced in the most current technology, data, and methods. 

GIS Software: ESRI University Site License

ArcGIS Online organizational account

ArcGIS Pro and extensions

ArcGIS Online GIS Professional Advanced

ArcGIS Premium Apps

ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App

ArcGIS Business Analyst Mobile App

ArcGIS Community Analyst

GeoPlanner for ArcGIS

Insights for ArcGIS in ArcGIS Online

Insights for ArcGIS in ArcGIS Enterprise

Esri Redistricting (for use with ArcGIS Online)

Excalibur (for use with ArcGIS Enterprise)

ArcGIS Urban

ArcGIS Hub Premium

ArcGIS Monitor


ArcGIS Business Analyst Desktop

ArcGIS Business Analyst Enterprise

Esri CityEngine Advanced

ArcGIS Developer Subscription—Enterprise Plan2

ArcGIS Online GIS Professional Advanced User Type Licenses

ArcGIS Enterprise GIS Professional Advanced User Type Licenses

ArcGIS web and mobile apps

ArcGIS premium apps

ArcGIS Desktop