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McCord 210 - Lab Information

  • Description and Purpose:

    The Geosciences Computer Lab is designed to run department-specific software, including GIS, digital image processing, geostatistical analysis, and hydrological modeling. Its purpose is to train students in the use of computers for spatial analysis and modeling (i.e., the depiction and simulation earth forms and processes).  The lab provides the only access that Geosciences students have to specialized software necessary for spatial analysis and earth process modeling for Geosciences educational and training objectives.

  • Lab Access and Hours:

The lab is available for departmental use that include

  • regularly scheduled Geosciences classes

  • special sessions arranged by the Lab Manager for other Geosciences classes

  • general campus use during open lab hours (see schedule below)

Monday10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Computers:

    30 Dell Optiplex 760
  • Printers:

    1 HP LaserJet 4200n

    1 HP DeskJet 1220C

  • Other Peripherals:

    1 HP ScanJet Automatic Document Feeder

    1 MicroTek ScanMaker 9800XL
  • Software:

Standard Software on most computers:

Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader 7.0

Geo Applications:

Geographic Information Systems: ArcGIS

Geostatistical: SigmaPlot, SigmaStat

Hydrological: AquiTest, AquiChem; EPA BASINS; Waterloo Visual MODFlow

Image Processing: ERDAS

  • Campus Network

    The lab is on the campus network
  • Help Available:

    Lab Assistant is available during scheduled hours.


    Rick Wheeler
    Geology Lab Manager
    Box 4418
    Phone: (931)221-1004

Lab Policy:

  • Students may not save to hard disks without instructor's permission.
  • Floppy disks must be scanned by a virus sweeper before being used in the lab.
  • Downloading is to be done only with special permission and guidance.
  • The lab is to be used for departmental use only.