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.

Mount Desert Island Fire Assessment ProjectMount Desert Island Fire Assessment ProjectThe 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:

  • 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
    • Publisher
    • Schematics
    • 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