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University of Illinois Springfield

Geographic Information Systems Laboratory University of Illinois Springfield

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Points of Pride

The Geographic Information Systems Laboratory at UIS provides students an ideal learning environment to become proficient in GIS. GIS skills are desired in a wide range of fields and can be very advantageous when job searching.

Our State of the Art Facility



  • 26 classroom computer stations for learning purposes
  • 7 lab workstations equipped with dual monitors for research and project work
  • 3 data servers
  • 1 GIS Server
  • 1 Web Server
  • 12 GPS survey units
  • 2 professional plotters
  • Large size scanner
  • Film scanner

SoftwareUIS Geographic Information Systems Laboratory

  • ArcGIS 10.1
  • ArcGIS Server 10.1
  • Geoda
  • Crimestat
  • SPSS
  • Erdas
  • GPS controller


  • ENS 404: Fundamentals of GIS
  • ENS 405: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • ENS 503: Advanced GIS
  • GIS workshops