Geographical Information Systems Instructional Lab (GISIL)

Geographical Information Systems Instructional Lab (GISIL)  243 JH

The Geographical Information Systems Instructional Lab (GISIL) is a state-of-the-art computer lab used to teach GIS, cartography and remote sensing. GISIL is equipped with 27 high-end networked workstations, instructional support technology and an array of special purpose peripherals and software (e.g., ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine 2014, large format printers, GPS units, etc.). The lab is also used for trainings in the realm of GIS, and to host visiting students who are considering a future at The University of Iowa. The Opportunity at Iowa program regularly brings high-school students in to look at the campus and the available facilities.



Finals Hours

For Spring '22 finals week the GIS Lab (GISIL) will be open for student use between the hours of:

8:00 am and 8:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday)
8:00 am and 5:00 pm (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)

TA Schedule: A TA will be available to assist students Monday and Wednesday from 5-8pm.
Please see schedule (image below) for free/open and scheduled class times.

  • Please read
  • Please check to make sure that there is not a class in session before you enter the space.
  • Due to continued efforts to curb the spread of COVID19, masks are strongly encouraged.
    • GISIL Does NOT have central air handling, making this even more important to note.
  • Please read the Guidelines for Behavior in the GISIL.
  • No food or drink is permitted in this space.
  • Please help us in taking care of this space by cleaning up after yourself should you create a mess.
  • Failure to follow the rules can get your access to this space revoked

Contact Nick Carino-Marek or Adam Skibbe. if you have any questions concerning the lab.

Please note that the lab will not be staffed at all times during the day (assistance may not abe available at these times)


To request access: GIS Lab Access Request Form (not available at this time)
Please note that it may take a few days to be granted access and you will NOT be notified. Plan accordingly.