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Geographical Information Systems & Science Masters (MSc): Facilities

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Geographical Informations Systems facilitiesThere is a wide range of facilities for practical work at our Penrhyn Road campus, where the course is based. You will have access to a modern environment with the latest equipment, including:

  • the £9.8million Eadweard Muybridge building with state-of the art laboratories;
  • the £20million John Galsworthy building with a range of teaching rooms and computing labs;
  • a well-stocked library that boasts an impressive collection of GIS texts, journals and online e-books/journals; and
  • excellent social spaces, plus a large, fully equipped gym and fitness centre.

Dedicated graduate facilities

In addition, you can use the dedicated Graduate Centre on campus. This includes:

  • additional IT facilities;
  • seminar rooms;
  • social spaces and a canteen; and
  • a learning resource centre with specialist libraries

GIS facilities

GIS facilitiesThe GIS programme is well supported in the University and benefit from:

  • dedicated state-of-the-art computer labs containing top-specification computing equipment; 
  • a second, geomatics lab – equipped with large-format digitising tables and other specialist equipment, restricted to MSc and final-year undergraduate students;
  • high-quality, large-format printing on full colour DesignJet printers;
  • mobile equipment for precision mobile data acquisition and mapping – including Trimble dual channel GPS receivers, PDAs, GPS receivers and laptops;
  • access to all the major professional level GIS software including home installation licences;
  • free access to Esri's online Virtual Campus;
  • access to Kingston's impressively stocked library and learning resource centre;
  • access to important and unique databases and datasets; and
  • reduced and free memberships of professional organisations.

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