Facilities

Geography Department facilities and equipment include:

Robert Moline Map Library
Robert Moline Map Library
Gustavus is a federal map depository.  The collection contains nearly 100,000 map sheets covering the world at various scales, plus reference works on a variety of topics. The air photo collection covers the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota.
Jacobson Climatology Lab
Jacobson Climatology Lab
The department's climate lab features a Capricorn 2000 weather station that measures and continuously records solar radiation, temperature, dewpoint, pressure, wind speed and direction.
GIS Lab
GIS Lab
The Geographic Information System (GIS) Computer Lab is equipped with 17 computers that have Intel i5 processors, 8GB memory, and large dual monitors.  The following GIS software is available in this lab:
  • ArcGIS 10.1
  • Spatial Analyst
  • 3-D Analyst
  • Idrisi
  • Google Earth
Access to a color printer is provided. The geospatial dataserver contains 200 GB of natural resource and demographic data.
Physical Geography Lab
The department houses a stream table for fluvial geomorphology simulations. Field equipment includes psychrometers, portable wind speed indicators, water level meters, and soil sampling probes and augers. In addition, the department has Leica global positioning system (GPS) receivers and Garmin GPS units.