Facilities and Resources

FacilitiesDSC Facilities 

Temple Hall

Our department occupies lecture and laboratory space in Temple Hall. These facilities allow you to learn the principles of modern cartography, geographic information systems, remote sensing and more.

You will learn these principles using the latest computers and software available. Our computer software includes:

  • Mapping tools
  • Seismic prospecting programs
  • Various commercial and in-house programs to analyze and model gravity, magnetic, seismic, electrical and electromagnetic data

Research and surveying equipment

Our department maintains many pieces of equipment that are used by geologists in the field:

  • Instruments to measure angles, distances, and the Earth's magnetic and gravitational fields
  • Global Position Systems (GPS)
  • Electronic distance measuring equipment
  • Specialized computer software
  • Surveying equipment

Geospatial facilities

Our facilities for geospatial sciences include separate labs for GIS and cartography as well as remote sensing analysis. These labs contain numerous personal computers, printers, plotters and digitizers for student use. The software available to these students is continually reviewed and selected by faculty to ensure that our students have access to the best software possible.

Duane G. Meyer Library

Meyer Library is home to the state of Missouri's only United Nations document depository as well as research assistance and resources for our students. In addition Meyer Library houses an extensive Maps Collection where you can find cartographic materials including:

  • Aerial photographs
  • Atlases
  • Geographic reference works
  • Globes
  • Maps
  • Travel information