The laboratory includes 26 computers equipped with the latest GIS computer software that students can use to manipulate, store and analyze data. With the technology, students can review interviews, photographs, and architectural sketches.
The Geographic Information Systems Lab is located on the third level of the McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.03.08). The lab is currently supervised by Dr. Nazgol Bagheri, an assistant professor in Department of Political Science and Geography. The lab is available to the COLFA faculty and graduate students to work on their GIS and cartography assignments and projects. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer system that allows users to visualize, question, analyze and interpret geographic data to understand relationships, patterns and trends. A GIS can capture, store, manipulate, manage and present all types of data. GIS-based maps and visualizations can assist in presentations by providing information to get a better understanding of a situation to make informed decisions. The laboratory includes 21 computers (including the instructor computer) equipped with the latest GIS computer software (currently ArcMap 10.4) that students can use to manipulate, store and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data. For reserving/accessing the lab for teaching and research, please contact Dr. Nazgol Bagheri at Nazgol.Bagheri@utsa.edu; for the current lab schedule contact Ms. Martha Luna Martha.Luna@utsa.edu