Rahr Cartography/GIS Laboratory (013 Fairchild)
The Rahr Lab was established in 1991 in the Department of Geography as a facility specializing in the analysis and display of geographically referenced data. As a public lab -- accessible to the Dartmouth community, and available for use in support of teaching cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS) courses -- the Rahr Lab experiences heavy use throughout the academic year both from students and faculty/staff.
Currently, the lab is outfitted with 26 machines dedicated to GIS. Also available are a wide-format HP inkjet plotter, a flatbed scanner, and a Greenprint public printer. Departmental facilities include a high-capacity fileserver which is available to students for storage of mapping and GIS projects.
Software currently on the Rahr Lab machines includes ArcGIS, and a variety of statistical, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation packages, as well as Web authoring tools.