Geographic Information


  • ArcGIS site license -
    UNCP has a site license for the industry leading GIS software package. All lab computers have the software suite installed and 1 year student licenses are available upon request.
  • Google Earth (download) -
    Google Earth is a free application that allows users to explore geospatial data.
  • Google Maps -
    Provides quick online access to image, elevation and transportation data. The Google Maps API is often used to create online geospatial projects.
  • Bing Maps -
    Provides quick online access to image, elevation and transportation data as well as a oblique aeiral imagery and includes an integrated 3D virtual globe.
  • QGIS (download/open source) -
    QGIS is an open source project to create a robust GIS analysis package.


  • North Carolina -
    The NC One Map provides ready access to a wealth of geospatial data for the state. Data is viewable and downloadable
  • National Map -
    The USGS has created a warehouse of information for the US which is accessible via their National Map viewer
  • Geospatial at -
    the GSO is an interface to metadata on data available from government agencies in the USat all levels
  • ArcGIS Online -
    Access to data that has been made available by ESRI and its customers.


  • ESRI Virtual Campus -
    As part of the site license, UNCP students, staff, and faculty have access to most of ESRI's software training library at no additional cost on request.
  • ArcLessons -
    ESRI has created a repository of lesson plans that educators have created to support a myriad of course topics and experience levels.


  • UNCP GISConnection listserve-
    Listserv created to facilitate conversations on geographic information and geospatial technologies on campus
  • ESRI's EdCommunity -
    A repository for information about using geospatial technologies in education. Includes various social networking options.

Geospatial Technologies on Campus

  • Geospatial Technologies are the framework for mapping and analyzing location information. From aerial and satellite images to creating data with the GPS in your smartphone, these technologies have become ubiquitous. We utilize these technologies at UNC Pembroke from the classroom to facilities.
  • Esri's ArcGIS
  • Google Maps
  • Quantum GIS