The Spatial Environmental Analysis Laboratory (SEAL) was established in February 2005 with funding from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Student Technology Fee program. The laboratory was designed to allow students to learn advanced environmental data collection and analysis techniques with mental data collection, and analysis techniques with state-of-the-art equipment. The facility allows for the collection and integration of field data with spatial data from a myriad of other sources in order to develop geographic databases and digital mapping products.

Lab Hardware

  • Twenty-threedesktop workstations
  • One multimedia instructor workstation and digital projection unit (temperature, humidity, wind speed, barometric pressure, altitude)
  • Twelve Kestrel R4000 Atmospheric Monitoring devices
  • Six Carolina Eco-Seeker Data Logger Water Monitoring devices (pH, dissolved oxygen, acidity, temperature, conductivity)
  • Six Trimble GeoExplorer XT Global Positioning System units
  • Five Trimble GeoXH Handheld Global Positioning System units
  • One Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station (temperature, rain gauge, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction)
  • Hp Designjet Z6100 plotter
  • DTM 332 Nikon Total Station

Lab Software

  • University site license Arc GIS 9 Suite
    • Workstation ARC/INFO
    • All extensions (Spatial, 3-D, Geostatistical Analyst)
    • Advanced spatial analysis and customization tools
    • ArcIMS (Internet Map Server)
    • ArcSDE (Spatial Database Engine)
  • GPS software
  • GPS Pathfinder Office
  • TerraSync Professional
  • GPSCorrect software for ArcPad
  • Trimble Reference Station software