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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
  • Half Block Intro to GIS course
  • 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
  • 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

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