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GIS Resources at Ball State University Libraries: GIS Computer Lab

List of GIS Resources including data, software, training and news.

Computer Lab

The GIS computer lab is located in the back the GIS Research and Map Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library. 

The lab provides 28 high power desktop machines for GIS related work.  The computers are connected via network drive to the LIBGIS data server, which provides a large repository of local and global data for geospatial projects. 

GIS software is also installed on public access computers throughout Bracken Library and the Architecture Library.  Use the Software Locator to discover which computers have the software you need.

Software List

GIS Software Available in the GRMC Lab:

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.2
  • ArcGIS Pro 3.1.4
  • CityEngine 2023.1
  • ERDAS Imagine 2022
  • Google Earth Pro
  • GRASS GIS 8.3.x
  • QGIS 3.28.14

Lab Reservations

The GIS Lab can be reserved for geospatial related classes and meetings.  The lab is open  Monday through Friday, from 8am-4pm.

Reserve the GIS Lab (BL 224 GIS) through the Room Reservation Calendar.

Other Software

Other Software Available in the GRMC Lab:

  • Adobe
  • Microsoft Office
  • Audacity 2.x
  • AutoCAD 2024
  • SPSS 26

See the full list of software provided via the Software Locator