Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Geographic Information Systems

Support and Research Facility

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The ISU GIS Facility

The GIS Support and Research Facility is a public computing facility established to support the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology at Iowa State University. The mission of the facility is to provide a high level GIS research support laboratory for students, faculty and staff as well as to provide GIS education and outreach to the ISU community and the state of Iowa. The Facility includes a research lab (218 Durham), a teaching lab (248 Durham) and a project/homework lab (526 Design). The GISF is a unit within IDRO, College of Design.

Software / Hardware
Site licensed GIS software
GPS checkout
Facilities / Training
ISU GIS Certificate Program
ISU GIS Seminar Schedule
ISU GIS Shortcourses (Public)
ESRI Virtual Campus
GIS in campus labs
Facility usage
Help / Support
Guide to GIS
GIS Help/ FAQs / How To
Other GIS Groups on Campus
ISU Extension GIS Program
Agronomy Landscape Analysis Lab
Institute for Transportation
Design College GIS Lab
ISU Spatial Ecology & Landscape Research Network

For GIS questions, lab information or software use, contact our staff:


Robin McNeely, Facility Manager/GIS Analyst, 215 Durham Center,, 515-294-2087
Gregg Hadish, GIS Analyst, 218 Durham Center,
Amy Logan, GIS Analyst, 218 Durham Center,, 515-294-0980
Josh Obrecht, GIS Analyst (ISU and USDA/ARS), 213 Durham Center,, 515-294-6990

ISU GIS Research Lab, 515-294-8451
Student GIS Technicians
Anan Al Anani, CRP
Gunnar Dinkla, Agronomy
Morgan Harty, Landscape Arch
Tommy Howard, CRP
Katie Maki, CRP
Katie Vargas, Ag Systems Technology

Steering Committee and Former Staff


GIS Teaching Lab

Hold your GIS class
in the GIS Teaching
Lab (248 Durham)

  • -ArcGIS 10.3.x
  • -Imagine 2015
  • -GeoDa
  • -Quantum GIS
  • -Diva GIS
  • -Trimble Pathfinder
  • -18 student computers / instructor computer
  • -LCD projector

Kevin photo

Kevin Kane

Facility Director
219 Durham Center