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Geoinformatics Teaching Laboratory

Location: N302 Ross (RN302) (Campus Map)

geoinformatics Teaching Lab

This space hosts 30 computer workstations and provides a work environment for students enrolled in Geography courses utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, and statistics. Students currently enrolled in GIS, remote sensing, and statistics courses are welcome in the lab, provided that facility rules and regulations are strictly followed.

GIS encompasses the measurement, representation, manipulation, analysis and presentation of spatial data.  Remote sensing involves the handling and analysis of imagery acquired from airborne or satellite platforms.  Statistics involves the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. 

New computers and extended operational hours ensure an appropriate environment for research and completing assignments. geoinformatics Teaching LabKnowledgeable lab monitors are available after-hours for assisting with
technical aspects in geoinformatics software.


Printing information:

To print B&W documents send documents to printer "GIS NR302 B&W"; for color documents, send to printer "GIS NR302 COLOR". Current charges for black and white documents are $0.10 per page and color documents are $0.25. Printing must be paid for using a YU Card.


geoinformatics Teaching Lab


During the fall and winter terms, the lab is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM and Saturday 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. During the summer term, the lab is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Some exceptions apply.  Please refer to the following schedule to determine availability.


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Lab Guidelines

  1. Students with classes have priority
  2. No eating or drinking (with exception of sealed bottles)
  3. Clean up after yourself
  4. Respect:
    • Privacy and confidentiality
    • No loud music

Useful Tips:

  1. Download assignment folder from the R:\AP\GIS drive to your external memory device before you begin working on assignments
  2. Save your work to your external memory device frequently to avoid losing your work.
  3. Please load your YU card before printing. 

Additional Resources

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Contact Information

Doris Siu
Department of Geography
York University
Ross North 302B
Ext 20290