Welcome to the

Clark Atlanta University

GIS Program!


Contact the GIS Coordinator


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



Click here to register for GIS Workshops.

Click here to download the HBCUs.zip file for the workshop.


GIS Laboratory

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

Click here to download the GIS Tutorial 1 Resources.

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:

Emeline Renz

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