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Geographic Analysis Lab (GALcove)

GALcove Computer Stations & Map


The Geographic Analysis Lab (fondly known as the GALcove) is a dedicated GIS lab for students and faculty. Though all of the public PC labs still have ArcGIS software installed on them, the GALcove was 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 GALcove opened in April of 2011, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Hatch Science Library. It was funded as part of a 2006 Mellon grant along with a Dell Computer gift. It is currently housed on the first floor of the Hatch Science Library and is ideally located to support geographic information systems (GIS) across the curriculum.

Jennifer Snow, Educational Research Consultant, oversees the GALcove. Please contact Jennifer (jsnow@bowdoin.edu; x3707) about any potential course or research projects that relate to geographic analysis. Social scientists, humanists, artists, scientists – anyone whose work would benefit from a geographic lens - we welcome.


Fall 2012 Staff Schedule

The Geographic Analysis Lab (GALcove) will be staffed by Teaching Assistants on Sundays-Wednesdays this semester. The schedule is:

Sunday, 7:00-10:00 pm
Monday, 7:00-10:00 pm
Tuesday, 4:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday, 7:00-10:00 pm