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GIS Lab and Software

The GIS program has a computer lab for classes with up to 20 students in Howard Hall 306. Classes typically use Esri ArcGIS software, which is on every Windows computer on campus for out-of-class work. ArcGIS software is an industry standard widely used in government and private companies. Skills learned in ArcGIS are transferable to other GIS software that you may use after your time at Monmouth. ArcGIS provides a suite of programs for geographic data management, database development, spatial analysis, and mapping. It is supported in Python and JavaScript programming languages for advanced data analysis and web mapping.

Esri, the maker of ArcGIS, offers online training and year-long evaluation licenses for personal computers with the Windows operating system. Current students, staff, and faculty have access to these resources, and may contact the Help Desk ( for further information.