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Helen and Arthur E. Johnson GIS Lab

Established in 2016 by a grant from the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation. We are located in Tutt Library 130. 

Matt Cooney

GIS Technical Director 
o (719) 389-6130

Services we provide:

  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with all things geospatial
  • Host classes that want to utilize geospatial technologies
  • All levels of GIS education and trainings
  • 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
  • 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

19 High end workstations

15 Dell  Optiplex 990

  • Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz (Quad core and HT)
  • 8 - 16 GIGs RAM
  • 350 GIG HDs

4 Dell Precision T3500

  • Intel XEON W3690 @ 3.47 GHz (Six Cores and HT)
  • 12 GIGs ECC RAM
  • 1TB+ HDs

Data Storage Server

Dell PowerEdge R510

  • Dual Intel Xeon W3690 @ 3.47GHz (12 Cores and HT)
  • 52+ Terabytes storage Capacitywow


ArcSDE for Server Workgroup

  • MS SQL Server Express 2008
  • 10 Simultaneous connections to multiuser geodatabase
  • 10GB Multiuser geodatabase storage capacity
  • 1TB total storage capacity

Specialized Software Installed on Palmer Lab Computers

Windows 7 64 Bit

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Pro v1.0
  • ESRI ArcGIS Deskop Advanced v10.3.1
  • ESRI ArcPAD v10.2.2
  • ESRI CityEngine 2015.1
  • ET Geowizards
  • GeoMapApp
  • Geospatial Modeling Environment (
  • Global Earthquake Explorer
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Grass
  • MicroDEM
  • Multispec
  • QGIS
  • R and RStudio
  • Saga GIS
  • Trimble Pathfinder Office (limited seats) 
  • IDig

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

Solutions Center in Tutt Library
first floor on the east side

Mon-Thurs: 8 AM - 10 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 2 PM - 10 PM