The Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (GIS) at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a state-of-the-art facility established by the Museum's Collections and Research Division to provide geospatial research support and mapping capabilities to its departments. Additionally, the GIS lab supports the ongoing development of collections GIS databases, which will be used for Museum research purposes. These include GIS storage of the Museum's specimen collections, and GIS databases for zoology field research, paleontology faunal studies, and anthropology excavation findings.
The lab is equipped with a Pentium 200 PC running Windows NT 4.0. The system is networked to the museum's LAN and is connected via a high-speed T1 connection to the Internet. Software used in the lab includes: ARC/INFO for NT and all its extensions, ArcView 3.0 with ArcView Spatial Analyst and Network Analyst, Paradox database software, and the Microsoft Office suite. A Calcomp 36-inch digitizing table and a HP 8.5-by-14-inch scanner are used for feature input. An HP E-sized plotter and HP laser-jet printer are used for high-resolution output.
Adrian Kropp, GIS and Database Specialist
General Collections and Research Information
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