Welcome to the
Clark Atlanta University
Clark Atlanta University GIS Program
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing have been identified as important aspects of most academic disciplines in both curriculum design, research and community service. Interest in remote sensing and GIS is widespread in the academic community. Advanced GIS and remove sensing technologies are central to the immediate and long term needs of the society. Both research and education in this challenging area is a critical endeavor.
The general goal of the CAU GIS Program is advancing geo-information technology education at Clark Atlanta University, including geographic information systems (GIS), satellite remote sensing, digital remote sensing image processing, image pattern recognition, analysis models, integration of remote sensing and GIS, computer assisted cartography, and global positioning systems (GPS). While these technologies have become widely used, corresponding education programs need to be updated and new programs need to be developed. Specifically, offering a credential in geospatial technologies and methods will set CAU apart from other HBCUs and institutions.
CSCJ 420.02: Special Topics: GIS
CSCJ 590.01: Selected Topics: GIS
CCIS 400: Fundamental of Geographic Information Systems
Tuesday/Thursday, 3:05 – 4:20pm
The CAU GIS Laboratory is located in the Thomas Cole Science and Research Center, and is administered through the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and a full-time GIS Coordinator. The lab consists of a single, secure classroom with 14 Dell Precision desktop computers in a network environment, one large-format scanner, one color laser printer, a large-format laminator, and one 36” HP Plotter. A portable Wacom Cintiq tablet is also available for digitizing instruction. The instructor’s station is configured with a Dell Precision machine, a SmartBoard system, and a whiteboard wall.
Student computers are equipped with:
ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1 (14 machines): the leading GIS software, used by institutions and organizations world-wide
Microsoft Office 10 (14 machines)
Adobe Suite 2015 software (42 machines): includes Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop, and Premier.
SPSS 23 (14 machines): statistical software for the social sciences
Atlas.Ti 7 (5 machines): Quantitative Data Analysis software
ArcGIS Server 10.3.1 (1 machine): for publishing geospatial services to the internet.
The laboratory is open for student use Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm, and by prior arrangement with the GIS Coordinator.
For more information, please contact:
CAU GIS Coordinator
(404) 880-6610 or (404) 880-6919
Large Format Digital Scanner, Laminator, and 36” Plotter
Twelve (12) Student Desktop Computers – Dell Precision T1700
ArcGIS Desktop (12/12), SPSS (12/12), Atlas.Ti software (4/12), and Adobe Suite
One SmartBoard Classroom with Lectern and Speaker System
Instructor’s Station with one (1) Dell Precision T1700
Secure Entrance to Laboratory
Coat Rack for Students’ Use
Whiteboard Paint Wall behind SmartBoard Classroom