GIS Laboratories at McMaster
Our original GIS Laboratory was established in 1992, with a mission to support undergraduate curriculum in geography. Increased awareness of GIS technology within and outside McMaster increased demand for the laboratory's teaching and research services, and a second laboratory was established in 2008. Both labs are continuously maintained and were most recently upgraded in 2020, and is currently managed by a GIS Specialist. In 2009, SGES became an Esri Development Centre (EDC) based on their expertise in developing GIS tools and software. In 2014, SGES was nominated as an Esri Canada Centre of Excellence for GIS, focusing on new and innovative aspects of GIS technology, including web, mobile, and 3D components of the Esri platform.
The current objectives of the lab are to:
About the GIS Laboratory
The GIS Labs are located in the Burke Science Building, Rooms 331 and 332. The labs were upgraded in 2020, making the facility one of the newest, and one of the best in Canada. We have the following hardware and software available:
Currently each lab consists of: