Geography & Environmental Studies

MSC 01 1110
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Bandelier West & East

Phone: (505)277-5041
Fax: (505)277-3614

Facilities & Equipment

The Department of Geography operates a state-of the-art computer teaching lab for GIS and Remote Sensing courses. The lab contains 24 student PCs and one instructor PC, including a ceiling mounted overhead projector.

The principal software used in the lab for teaching are ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine. Outside of scheduled classes students have access to the lab to work on course assignments and projects under the supervision of a Teaching Assistant or Lab Aid.

 GES Lab

 GES Lab north

The GIS lab is located in Bandelier East 106.

The Department also aquired a Plotter in the Fall of 2015.


The Department of Geography also operates a smaller computer lab for student use. This lab currently contains 12 PCs and is being expanded. This lab serves as an  facility for graduate students as well as overflow to work on assignments and projects when the larger lab is being used for classes.  This lab can also be used for research projects.  

In addition, we also operate the GEM Lab, this lab has 6 PC's, 3 high power Blades running multiple VM's, and a state of the art Imaging machine.  This lab is for high level processing and Graduate Students.  Contact Chris Lippit or Sean O'Neill for more info or see the GEM lab website 

GEM blades      GEM Lab logo

Students enrolled in GIS courses in the department also get free access to the student version of the ArcGIS software, as well as access to selected courses in ESRI’s Virtual Campus.

Equipment availible for Checkout:

RTK Rover and Basestation

Specrometer System w/ Backpsack and Laptop

Garmin GPS Units

IR Thermometers

Water Monitoring Kits

165ft tape measure

USB Microphone

Immersion Blenders

Stainless Steel Cups

For questions regarding the lab facilities, contact Sean O'Neill at (505) 277-0671 or