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GIS Facilities

Student using GIS software in the UMFK GIS lab

Trimble GeoXT GPS Unit used by students in the GIS program

Our program utilizes the latest in GIS software. We run the ArcGIS family of software that provides full access to ArcView, ArcINFO, and ArcEditor. ArcView 3.2 also is available. ArcGIS provides 3-D and image analysis capabilities and Idrisi software also may be used for analysis of satellite imagery and raster GIS. A screen capture of ArcMap is below.


Screenshot of the ArcMap software


Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are a part of our curriculum. We have a full complement of navigation and mapping grade GPS receiver units from Garmin and Trimble, including processing software. Finally, UMFK houses a GPS Basestation. The Basestation collects satellite signals used in a process called differential correction, which improves the accuracy of GPS field data.