Research Labs & Resources
Environmental Lab (Sage 4452)
Human Geography Lab (Sage Hall 4439)
Integrated Conservation Lab (Sage 4440)
Paleoecology Lab (Sage Hall 4436)
Soils Research Lab (Sage Hall 4456)
GIS Lab (Sage 4422)
The department has the latest equipment for cartography, computer cartography, digital image processing and GIS. The GIS facilities are noted among the best of any university in the State of Wisconsin. The department shares site licenses with other University of Wisconsin campuses for state-of-the-art ESRI products. Twenty workstations are configured in a LAN environment with specialized printers and plotters for the highest quality output.
The laboratory is well-equipped with hardware and software in a local area network (LAN) environment. Twenty-four HP/Compaq computers are used for data servers and workstations. Peripheral devices include digitizers, scanners, laser printers, large and small format color printers and plotters. Primary software packages include ESRI ArcGIS, ARC/INFO, SDE, MapObjects, and ArcIMS; MapInfo/Vertical Mapper; MapViewer, Surfer and Grapher and Microsoft Visual Basic and Office 2007.
The laboratory also supports faculty-student collaborative research projects evolving from grants, contracts, and various other sources. The Geography department also provides GIS training courses for local GIS users.
Geography Teaching Labs (Sage Hall 4408 & 4412)
Collections & Libraries
Map Libraries (Sage Hall 4402 & 4416)
Rock and Soil Collection (Sage Hall 4430)
Our department has an extensive collection of rocks, minerals, and soils from around the world. This is a closed collection but it is available upon request. To request access, please contact Dr. Colin Long (firstname.lastname@example.org).