Geographical Information Systems Instructional Lab (GISIL)

Geographical Information Systems Instructional Lab (GISIL)  243 JH



Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Delta variant, the GIS Lab will remain closed until further notice. Please see the following link for resources on working remotely:

If you need assistance with, or require access to specialized GIS software, please contact


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.

  • Laboratory TAs are on duty during all of the scheduled operational hours and course TAs monitor those times when classes meet in the lab.
  • Please read the Guidelines for Behavior in the GISIL.
  • Failure to follow the rules can get your account deactivated for use in the lab

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

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)