Brown Geographic Information Science and Services
Campus-wide GIS software includes ArcGIS, available on-campus via our site license, to all Brown Students, faculty and staff. Installed on most public computers, including the Rockefeller and Sciences library CIS clusters, etc. Also available via CIS online. Other available software includes most ESRI products (see; for installation instructions, contact
EarthLab Brown's primary remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) facility; includes 10 Dell Precision 650 workstations, digitizer and large-format plotter; co-sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Center for Environmental Studies. The EARTH Lab provides students, faculty, and staff with a facility for learning and applying remote sensing and GIS technologies to all disciplines, instruction, and other support. Contact
Rockefeller Library provides GIS and remote sensing data files, instruction, and data retrieval assistance from a wide variety of sources. Our 2,500+ CD-ROMs of data include: U.S. Census data, digital orthophoto files, ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research); GIS and remote sensing files and programs for: marine, geological, biological & environmental sociology, history, political science, economics; also, assistance with basic spatial analysis techniques, including GIS from
Social Sciences Research Laboratory primarily serves the computing needs of the Social Sciences at Brown University. The SSRL offers PC/Windows and Unix computing hardware and software, laser and color printers, color scanners, and computer training and support to its community of students, faculty, and staff. There is also a large-format high-resolution color desktop printer available for both paper and transparency printing.
Taubman Center GIS this center serving the Public Policy and American Institutions Department contains computers, a designjet plotter, a laserjet printer, and a large format digitizer.
Watson Center two computing labs in the Watson Center provide computers, a color scanner, and Geoda software in addition to the campus-wide software offerings.
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