Spatial Computing Lab

The Geography and Environmental Studies computing lab is located in Room 106, in Bandelier East Hall (building 8 on campus maps).


Fall 2021 Spatial Computing Lab hours and information


There are NO CLASSES scheduled in the Spatial Computing Lab during Fall 2021 due to a planned construction project.

The lab will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, until the construction work begins in September or October. 

If you need access the lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please contact the lab manager Theron Moore (  Depending on usership, we will schedule open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.



Face masks are required within all UNM buildings until further notice.  To reduce the risk of virus transmission, you must enter the Spatial Computing Lab through room 106C and exit through room 106A—follow the signs inside the building.  Face masks, gloves, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer are available inside the lab.


You can also access our lab software applications through Virtual Desktop systems.

The Virtual Desktop allows you 24-hour, secure access to UNM computer applications from your personal computer or other web-enabled devices.  You do not need to install the apps on your personal device, and you do not need to purchase specialized hardware. When accessing the Virtual Desktop, use a high-speed internet connection and a PC for best performance.

The Virtual Desktop enables you to run common and specialized software used in geography, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, ENVI, Microsoft Office, PTC Creo, and SPSS, with very minimal setup.

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies offers two Virtual Desktop systems: the LoboVirtualDesktop  and the department’s own Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies offers two Virtual Desktop systems: Lobo Virtual Desktop ( and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure ( 

Instructional guides regarding how to access the Lobo Virtual Desktop can be viewed here



Equipment available for Checkout:

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 Theron Moore (