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Helen and Arthur E. Johnson GIS Lab


Matt Cooney  

GIS Technical Director

Tutt Library Rm 130

o (719) 389-6130


CC students, staff, and faculty partner with Hrishi Ballal (on screen) of Geodesignhub, Colorado Springs Utilities, and other community members to participate in the International Geodesign Collaboration (  The focus of first collaborative geodesign workshop was Campus/Creek relationships, following from “The Monument Creek Project Phase II” supported by Innovation and SOTR in Summer 2018.

Check here for projects we're participating in and other GIS bits:

State of the Rockies 2018 Report


Water Contamination in Fountain, Security, and Widefield, CO

What we do:

  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with all things geospatial
  • Half Block and Summer Block B course: EV127:Intro to GIS
  • Provide student adjunct opportunities
  • Train students to be GIS Lab employees and student mentors
  • Host classes that want to utilize geospatial technologies
  • Provide research design consultations
  • Support GIS use in faculty and student research projects
  • Assist and train faculty to integrate GIS in classes and research
  • Training on data design, data collection, and data visualization
  • Digital Liberal Arts (DLA) and Digital Humanities (DH) projects
  • Host GIS Conferences to promote local and regional collaboration
  • Provide continuing education for alumni
  • Installation and licensing of GIS software on CC student's, faculty's, and staff's computers 

Lab Hours:

The lab is staffed from 8:30 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Lab is open until 10 PM everyday.

Reserving Lab for Courses:

You may request a lab reservation through Outlook Calendar or Office 365.  Please contact Matt Cooney if you need assistance.

After-hours Access:

Contact Matt Cooney

Lab Policies:

Lab space is limited, so please read and follow lab protocols so we can make the best use of our time and space.

GIS Lab Facilities

24 High end workstations

20 Dell  Precision Workstation T3620 Mini Tower

  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700 (Quad Core 3.6GHz, 4.2Ghz Turbo, 8MB, w/ HD Graphics 630)
  • 16 GIGs RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8GB Video cards
  • 1TB + HDs

4 Dell Precision Workstation T3620 Mini Tower

  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700K (Quad Core 4.2GHz, 4.5Ghz Turbo, 8MB, w/ HD Graphics 630)
  • 32 GIGs RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000 8GB Video cards
  • 2TB+ HDs

Specialized Software Installed on GIS Lab Computers

Windows 7 64 Bit

  • ArcGIS for Desktop v10.4.1
  • ArcGIS Pro v2.0
  • Drone2Map
  • ArcView v3.3
  • Agisoft Photoscan Professional
  • QGIS v2.18.13
  • GeoMapApp
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office
  • ERDAS Imagine 2016
  • Maxent
  • Envi v5.4
  • Stata
  • SPSS
  • MiniTab

in VirtualPC - XP Mode

  • ESRI ArcINFO Desktop v9.3.1
  • Hawths Tools
  • ESRI ArcVIEW 3.3
  • Office 

719.389.6449 (during business hours)
After hours emergency phone
For after-hours help with Canvas, call Canvas Support at 855.740.0505
Solutions Center in Tutt Library
first floor on the east side

Mon-Fri: 8 AM - 5 PM