Geospatial Analysis and Mapping Lab

The University of Michigan Dearborn Geopatial Analysis Mapping Laboratory (GAM) is now open!

The new GIS lab was designed to meet the needs of students, faculty and researchers. Located in room 1170 of the Social Sciences Building,  the room features (listed below) 21 computers with state of the art software, printers, a large format plotter, large format scanner and an instructor podium. In addition to use by students in GIS classes,  the lab will be available to faculty  that have particular needs for GIS research. Student proctors will be available to assist students in classes as well as faculty.

High quality poster printing is also available. Faculty interested in having posters printed should adhere to these guidelines.

Click here to view the schedule of events in the GAM Lab.

Canon iPF 8300s Plotter

Touch Screen Monitor for printing jobs

Colortrac Gx+T42c Scanner

Instructor Podium

Laptop VGA and HDMI options to output the video to the projector

Location: 1170 SSB (Locate on Building Floor Plan)

Phone: 313-593-3407

Number Of Computers: 22 (21 Lab machines + 1 Instructor PC)

General Information: Following is the list of software available in this lab:

ArcGIS 10

Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop (CS3)


Google Earth

Google Sketch Up

Grapher 9




Office 2010

Office Compatibility Pack

Quick Terrain Modeler


Soil & Water Assessment Tool




Adobe Reader

Adobe Flash Viewer

Adobe Shockwave

ERDAS Imagine

Grapher 9




IZ Arc (Zip compression)

MapViewer 7


NASA World Wind

Net Support


Rockworks Utility

SSH Secure Shell

General Specifications of the Computers:

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Computer Model:

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Dell Corporation 

OptiPlex 990

Windows 7

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz

500 GB

8 GB