School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

GIS Facilities

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based systems which allow you to explore, store, analyse and manipulate data that has a spatial or geographic component. Geographic Information Science (GISc) relates to the concepts behind the creation of these systems and the conceptualisation of spatial problems.

We also house a postgraduate GIS lab with a number of high performance machines for students within the School.  In addition to the GIS software available on computers in university laboratories (Esri’s ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.), this lab also has ENVI with feature and DEM extraction modules for raster processing.  Please apply to Andrew Rae for access. 

As part of the School library, we maintain the Eagle GIS library. For details on the books available and for access please see http://www.eagle.co.nz/GIS/

The following staff work in GIS:

Read more about GIS study.