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GIS at Calvin

GIS @ Calvin College

GIS has been taught at Calvin College since the mid-1990s. With the introduction of faculty specializing in GIS and Remote Sensing, the Calvin College Program has grown tremendously.

Students can take three geospatial courses at Calvin College. Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Cartography (GEOG 261), Advance GIS (GEOG 361) and Remote Sensing of Earth (GEOG 362). Students learn the state-of-the-art in geospatial thinking and technology at Calvin College.

James A. Clark Geospatial Laboratory

GIS (geographic information systems)Our geospatial lab is used by GEO students for spatial analysis projects of all kinds.

Our 27 PC-based lab has a variety of advanced hardware and software.

A few of the hardware features include:

  • Dual flat-panel monitors
  • 8 GB of RAM per machine
  • Optical mouse
  • 18 GB of workspace
  • B&W and Color Laser printers

Our software includes the most up-to-date versions of:

  • ArcGIS
    • ArcMap
    • ArcCatalog
    • ArcScene
    • ArcGlobe
    • 3D Analyst
    • ArcScan
    • Data interoperability
    • Geostatistical Analyst
    • Maplex
    • MPS Atlas
    • Network Analyst
    • Publisher
    • Schematics
    • Spatial Analyst
    • Survey Analyst
    • Tracking Analyst
    • Military Analyst
    • Business Analyst
    • City Engine
  • Erdas Imagine
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Rock Works
  • SPSS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe products

Lab Director: Jason E. VanHorn