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Facilities in Geography

Geographic Information Systems Computer Lab (Holden Hall 204)
The Geographic Information Systems Computer Lab is primarily used to teach courses in GIS and remote sensing. The lab is equipped with a Dell server and 16 networked Dell workstations.  The lab also includes two networked printers for student use, an HP black and white, an HP color printer, as well as a HP 42" color plotter.  For teaching and demonstrating software, the lab is furnished with an instructor's computer linked to a projection system.  The University maintains an ESRI site license which provides both undergraduate and graduate students with access to the latest GIS software.  The lab is licensed to run ArcGIS and all of the ArcGIS extensions.

Remote Sensing Computer Lab (Holden Hall 221)
The Remote Sensing Computer Lab is primarily used to teach courses in remote sensing. The lab is equipped with a 18 networked Dell workstations.  For teaching, the lab is equipped with an instructor's computer linked to a ceiling mounted projection system.  All computers are loaded with the most current versions of ERDAS Imagine andArcGIS.

Physical Geography Research Lab (Holden Hall)
The department maintains field and laboratory equipment which is available for both undergraduate and graduate student research in physical geography and environmental studies. In addition to standard surveying and sediment analysis equipment, students have access to GPS receivers, dataloggers and field instrumentation. During the summer intersession a physical geography field course is taught at the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, Texas. This campus facility encompasses 411 acres in the Texas Hill Country.
 
Physical Geography Teaching Lab (Holden Hall 284)
Physical geography courses are normally taught in the department's physical geography teaching lab.  This classroom is equipped with apparatus for laboratory demonstrations as well as 15 Dell computer workstations loaded with ArcGIS.