Lamar Geospatial Center

The ESS Computer Lab was created for both students and faculty of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. This is a multipurpose lab for ESS classes requiring the use of computers, for ESS student assignments and other tasks, and for both undergraduate and faculty research. The lab was specifically designed to accommodate the needs of geophysics, geochemistry, GIS, terrestrial and extraterrestrial remote sensing, petroleum/subsurface geology, and hydrogeology classes, but also serves a variety of other disciplines in the earth and space sciences.

Advisory Board

Dr. Jim Jordan (Earth and Space Sciences)
Dr. Joseph Kruger (Earth and Space Sciences)
Dr. Edgardo Pujols (Earth and Space Sciences)
Dr. Jim Westgate (Earth and Space Sciences)
Dr. Jim Armacost (Biology)
Dr. Matt Hoch (Biology)
Dr. Matthew Pyne (Biology)
Dr. Liv Haselbach (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Jerry Lin, Ph.D., P.E. (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Qin Qian, Ph.D. (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Dr. Xing Wu, Ph.D. (Civil & Environmental Engineering)


Lamar University Geospatial Center which located in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies:

  • ICI HALO PRO Drone with improved flight performance and better loading capacity to carry multispectral and hyperspectral camera systems
  • DJI Phantom4 Pro Drone System
  • Sony R10C High-resolution visible multispectral camera systems
  • Two 640 P-Series Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) UAV camera system
  • Two 9640 P-Series/USB Calibrated Thermal Camera with Temperature Measurement system
  • Methane Mapper sensor that is being used for collecting concentration data at 2 Hz
    UAV LiDAR System
  • RS-5400 VNIR&SWIR Portable Field Spectroradiometer
  • 20 powerful Dell Precision Workstations
  • HP 4650dn Color LaserJet printers
  • Epson Stylus Pro T7000 wide-format (44 inch) color printer
  • Vidor Select P42 wide-format (42 inch) color scanner
  • ENVI image analysis software (Harrisgeospatial)
  • ArcGIS 10.x and ArcPro for Desktop (ESRI) with extensions that include Spatial Analyst, Geostatistical
  • Analyst, 3D Analyst, Network Analyst, Tracking Analyst, and Publisher


Computer lab

The LGC Computer Lab has a total of 21 workstations. 

Students in computer lab

The ESS Computer Lab has a total of 10 workstations.

Workstation Software

Software includes the following: MS Office Professional, Adobe, ArcGIS from ESRI, RockWorks from Rockware, ER Mapper, GIS and remote sensing software, The Kingdom Suite seismic interpretation software, SPW seismic data processing software, Petrel by Schlumberger, Petra from IHS Markit and GMSys gravity interpretation software.


Each of these workstations, and other computers in the department, are connected to a Dell server.


Drone on ground
Drone flight preparation
Drone in lab 2
Drone in flight


Drone in lab
Drone group picture