Equipment Requirements

A computer or access to a computer that will efficiently run ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine software is required. See information below.

Web Publishing Software

GIS Project assignments may include reports published in online student portfolios. We strongly recommend that each student acquire HTML editing software such as Microsoft FrontPage, DreamWeaver, Netscape Composer, or 1stPage2000. Additionally, a file compression utility such as PKZip or WinZip is also recommended.

GIS Software

All courses require that students obtain the following specialized GIS software: ESRI's ArcView 10.x. Please contact the Department of Geography (marysuep@uca.edu) to obtain the software. You will be given an access code and directions on how to obtain the software online. Please install immediately to make sure it is in working order prior to beginning your first course. Ms. Passe-Smith will verify enrollment before the software can be obtained.

After July 1, 2013, for Geography 5345, each student must obtain a free one-year student license for ERDAS Imagine. The software can be obtained by contacting Mary Sue Passe-Smith at marysuep@uca.edu. You will be given an access code and directions on how to obtain the software online. Please install immediately to make sure it is in working order prior to beginning your first course. Ms. Passe-Smith will verify enrollment before the software can be obtained.

International Students

Students who reside outside of the United States must purchase ArcView 9.x and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst software from their local ESRI International Distributor. A list of distributors is published at http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contactint.cfm.

Note that since ESRI does not set pricing outside of the United States, that overseas students may be required to pay more than the equivalent of 100 USD.

System Requirements

Operating System: Windows NT, 2000 , or XP with the latest service packs

500 MHz or higher Processor

500 MB free disk space (500 MB recommended)

Browser Windows: Internet Explorer 5 or higher; Java and Java Script enabled

Plug-ins Adobe Reader and QuickTime Player (both downloadable)

Modem: 56 kbps or higher speed

Graphics-capable (inkjet or laser jet) Printer

CD-ROM Required

Monitor/Video Card 15" - 17; SVGA or better (1024 x 768, 32-bit graphics card)