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College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver
 

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Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology Lab


The Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology (FAST) is a multi-disciplinary resource lab for teaching in geographic information systems (GIS) at the University of Colorado Denver on the Downtown Campus in North Classroom 5033 and 5032.

Students can access this lab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that they can use the facilities when it is convenient to their schedule. Since the GIS specialty is offered as online program, classes taught in the FAST lab are also broadcast to online students. CU Denver students from all disciplines studying the spatial information technologies are invited to come to the FAST and share our vision.

Resources available to faculty and students are:

  • Free ArcGIS software for personal computers
  • Free online training courses in ArcGIS software
  • Remote access to most software
  • 36” Color Plotter
  • Trimble GeoExplorer 3 for loan
  • North Classroom 5033 classroom with overhead projector, telephone, seats 30
  • North Classroom 5032 classroom with overhead projector and smartboard, seats 14
  • North Classroom 5032B conference room
  • North Classroom 5032C research room

Software:

  • ArcGIS 9.3.1 with ArcInfo and extensions
    • Community Vis
    • ERDAS Stereo Analyst for ArcGIS
    • ERDAS Image Analyst for ArcGIS
    • Feature Analyst
    • Road Tracker
    • and many more
  • ArcGIS SDE
  • ArcGIS ArcServices
  • ArcGIS IMS
  • ERDAS Imagine
  • ERDAS LPS
  • ENVI
  • IDRISI Kilimanjaro
  • Corpscon 6
  • CrimeStat
  • Definiens Developer
  • EPANET 2
  • Adobe Flex Builder
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Adobe Dreamweaver 8
  • Adobe Flash 8
  • Adobe Fireworks 8
  • Adobe Contribute 8
  • GeoEas
  • LizardTech GeoExpress 7
  • HCS 2000
  • NUnit
  • R Statistics
  • SatScan
  • SSH
  • Surfer 7
  • Synchro 7
  • SimTraffic 7
  • Warrants 7
  • WinZip 14
  • PathFinder
  • Google Earth Pro
  • FileZilla
  • Snag-it
  • Microsoft Office:
    • Word
    • Access
    • Excel
    • Visio
    • Power Point
    • Publisher
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000

NOT offered remotely:

  • AutoCAD 2009
  • FEMA HAZUS

Civil engineering faculty who use this lab include:

  • Jacek Grodecki
  • Greg Gunther
  • Greg Bryant
  • Scott Steigerwald
  • Heather Hicks
  • Bruce Janson
  • David Murray
  • Arnold Strasser
  • There is currently no research conducted in this lab.

    For questions regarding this laboratory contact Sue Hawkins, FAST Lab Coordinator, at 303-556-4172 or sue.hawkins@ucdenver.edu.

Civil engineering classes held in this lab include:

  • CVEN 3414 Design of Wastewater Systems
  • CVEN 5381 Introduction to GIS
  • CVEN 5382 GIS Spatial Database Development
  • CVEN 5383 GIS Analyses
  • CVEN 5384 GIS Management and Policies
  • CVEN 5385 GIS Databases
  • CVEN 5386 GIS Laboratory
  • CVEN 5387 Remote Sensing
  • CVEN 5802 Web Deployment of GIS
  • CVEN 5803 Natural Resources GIS

For complete, up-to-date course descriptions, visit the UC Denver academic catalog and search for the course numbers listed above.