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GIS Lab

COVID-19 UPDATE -- the GIS lab is closed until further notice.

Checkout the Learning GIS guide for tutorials, training materials, and GIS software suggestions.

Consultation

We can help you learn how to work through various GIS tasks — basic software use, data management, analysis design, map design, and project development; however, it is your responsibility to complete your work. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their faculty and/or TAs for assistance with, or clarification of, course assignments.

Appointments can be scheduled by emailing the GIS Coordinator or by filling out the GIS Services Request Form.

Course Support

We can provide support for classes with a GIS component. This can include a short introductory presentation on GIS and how it relates to the course topic; Introduction to ArcGIS workshops; and special topic workshops. Orientations and workshops are provided online via Zoom.

Hours and Location

Open 9:00a - 5:00p, Monday - Friday, except holidays and when the lab is scheduled for a class or demonstration. 

Please check the lab calendar for temporary lab closures.

The MAGIS Lab is located in the Government Documents and Maps Department on the ground floor of Hamilton Library.

The lab has eight four computers and an assortment of software for GIS work. (temporary reduction for social distancing)

Lab Use

Lab access is for UH students, faculty, and staff and for GIS work only. If the lab is locked, please ask at the Government Documents and Maps reference desk, or ring the buzzer if no one is there, and we'll be happy to open the lab.

  • Login to GIS computers using your UH username and password.
  • Fill out the MAGIS Lab Registration Form each time you use the lab.
  • There is a folder labeled "Student" on the computer desktop, where you can temporarily store data. Anything added to the computer outside of this folder is deleted each day. Storing data in the folder is at your own risk. We recommend using a external USB hard drive or thumb drive to store and save your data.

Contact the GIS Coordinator if you have questions or experience lab hardware or software problems.

Lab Calendar

The Lab is open for walk-in use 9:00a - 5:00p, Monday - Friday, except holidays and when the lab is scheduled for a class or demonstration. Please check the calendar below for temporary lab closures.