The department has a computer lab equipped with 25 intel-based desktop computers and the latest GIS and image processing software packages for instruction and research. Other GIS related devices and resources include a large format scanner, ink-jet plotters, multiple GPS receivers and networked servers for hosting GIS services and web map applications. We house a map library and USGS-DMA repository with more than 90,000 flat maps and a 7000-volume water resources library.
In addition, we have state-of-the art facilities in the new Annenberg Science Complex- La Kretz Hall that include wet chemistry laboratories and instrumentation for chemical analyses of water and earth material (e.g. ICP-OES, Ion Chromatographs and spectrometers).
A number of our courses incorporate field trips that are fun and exciting. Some include exquisite geological locations. While the natural setting beckons, we also visit sites that are related to environmental issues especially in urban settings.