GIS Computer Hardware in the Libraries

GIS workstation in the Reference area

NCSU Libraries has three workstations devoted to geospatial and numeric data services. Two workstations are located in D.H. Hill Library's Learning Commons, and one workstation is located in Hunt Library's fourth floor Learning Commons adjacent to the window that looks out to Lake Raleigh. The workstations have a large selection of GIS and data processing software installed.

List of software installed on the workstations

To use a workstation, you first must ask staff at the Ask Us center to log you in.

Each workstation has 64-bit processors, Windows 7 operating system, DVD-RW/CD-RW drives, and internal card readers that are compatible with the various data card sizes. D.H. Hill workstations have 32 GB of RAM, while the Hunt workstation has ___ GB of RAM.

Patrons have "user" access to the computers, which gives you write access to the hard drive, but you cannot install or modify software. Any data you intend to keep must be saved to a flash drive, Google drive, your "unity" filespace, or other external location because it will be cleared off when the machine is logged out or rebooted. Access to your "unity" filespace is available via WebDrive, WinSCP, or FileZilla.

These computers are not directly connected to a printer network. To print, save your document as a PDF, and then you can upload the pdf to WolfPrint to print it to a WolfPrint printer (see more details).

Large format plotting of maps or other documents is available in the Learning Commons.

If you have questions, trouble, or need any additional software or extensions installed, please contact Data Services.