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Location: Alkek Library first floor, Alkek 105


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GeoSpace in Alkek One
Glowing globe activity using PufferTouch 2+ Mobile Globe

Alkek One’s GeoSpace provides users with opportunities to approach data in unique ways through enhanced experiences using geospatial technologies including GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS and GeoComputation. In the GeoSpace, patrons are able to use modern equipment like unmanned aerial vehicles and GPS units to speedily acquire field data. They are also able to manage, integrate and analyze big and multi-dimensional datasets using the available high-speed computers. The wider monitors and multi-touch display equipment in the instructional space and the interactive display area provide patrons with superior visualization of spatial data.

What's in the GeoSpace?


geospace instruction room

The GeoSpace includes a 22-computer instruction room used for a variety of Alkek One workshops. The computers have 34-inch curved monitors and are loaded with geospatial and other software package including: ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro. 


interactive display case

The PufferTouch® range combines on-sphere touch interactivity with traffic-stopping visuals. With powerful software integrations and cutting-edge projection technology, our displays make the most engaging medium for your key messages.


various gps units

The Pro is Ideum’s most powerful high-performance interactive table. It has a workstation computer and options for expandability. Quality built with an all-aluminum frame, it has a patented design and uses the best available commercial components.

Equipment for Checkout

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Featuring a 1-inch CMOS sensor that can shoot 4K/60fps videos and 20MP photos, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 grants filmmakers absolute creative freedom. 


SEQUOIA+ Multispectral Sensor

SEQUOIA+ Multispectral Sensor: Gather crop data for NDVI mapping. Analyze data in order to adjust pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, and irrigation to maximize yields.

GPS Units and More

Checkout Garmin GPS, Trimble GPS, TruPulse Laser RangeFinder and more from the 3rd Floor Checkout Desk.  Checkout times vary.