About Geography & GIS

The Department of Geography & GIS is located on the second floor of Candelaria Hall on the west campus of the University of Northern Colorado. Our office, shared with the Department of Anthropology, is in the southwest corner, 2200 Candelaria.

The Department’s Laboratory for Geographic Information Science is used by both faculty and students within and outside of Geography & GIS. This lab contains 25 PCs with advanced graphics cards, a HP Designjet 4500 large-format plotter, 15 entry-level GPS units and 10 high-end Trimble Juno GPS units with associated Trimble Pathfinder software. The PCs have specialized software for cartography and geographic Information systems (GIS), including CorelDraw and ESRI’s flagship software ArcGIS. The GIS Lab also maintains a depository of paper map and air photo sets, and a large digital GIS database for campus use. The Department’s Paleoenvironmental Research Laboratory has equipment for sediment and
tree-ring analysis.

The Geography & GIS student organization, the Powell Geography Club, is very active in a range of social, community service and academic events. The club is named after Major John Wesley Powell, a noted 19th-century explorer of the Western U.S. A list of their recent activities can be found here: Student Opportunities.

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