Information and Technology

Geographic Analysis Lab Opening / 20th Anniversary of Hatch Celebration

Story posted April 06, 2011

Join us this Friday for a celebration of the new Geographic Analysis Lab and the 20th anniversary of the Hatch Science Library

Geographic Analysis Lab Opening / 20th Anniversary of Hatch Celebration
Friday, April 8, 2011
1:00-3:00 pm
First floor, Hatch Science Library

Come and:

  • Visit the new Geographic Analysis Lab, fondly referred to as GALcove, on the 1st floor of Hatch Science Library
  • View the display on the history of Hatch Science Library and learn about its controversial beginnings
  • Share your memories of Hatch over the past 20 years (optionally, we can record your story)
  • Enjoy cake and treats to celebrate the past and the future

Information Technology and the Library are pleased to announce the opening of a Geographic Analysis Lab, specifically designed to support geographic information systems (GIS) across the curriculum. The lab was funded with remaining funds from a 2006 Mellon grant and a Dell Computer gift.

This new Geographic Analysis Lab is an experiment – to learn the value of a dedicated GIS lab to students and faculty. All of the public PC labs will still have ArcGIS software on them. The GALcove, as we fondly call the lab, is specifically designed with geographic analysis in mind. The computers have tremendous processing power and the large monitors provide wide-screen viewing. The space includes a large map table, and most importantly, professional and student staff to provide technical assistance.

The Geographic Analysis Lab will be housed on the first floor of the Hatch Science Library. Jennifer Snow, Educational Research Consultant, will be overseeing the GALcove. Please contact Jennifer (; x3707) about any potential course or research projects that relate to geographic analysis. We welcome humanists, artists, social scientists, and scientists – anyone whose work would benefit from a geographic lens.

We hope to see you at the opening on Friday.

This year commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Hatch Science Library, which consolidated the science collections at Bowdoin and provided a place for students to work collaboratively or alone.