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The Spatial Analysis Research Center (SARC) was established July 1, 1996 within the Social Science Research Institute, College of Social Sciences. SARC builds upon initial work in computer cartography which dates to the early 1970's in the Geography Department at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). Classes in computer cartographic applications have been offered in the Geography Department since at least 1975. Beginning with mainframe computers and punch cards, computer cartography at SCSU has advanced with each technological change. The first PC-based GIS software was utilized in class in 1983, the date of the first graphic capable personal computers. Geography Department staff incorporate these technologies directly into classroom use. Today, SARC has over 40 workstations in several labs that support academics. The Center cooperates with the Department of Geography and other academic departments and campuses to provide degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. In addition, the Center works closely with Sponsored Programs to provide employment and educational opportunities for students.

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Available GIS and Remote Sensing Software
The Spatial Analysis Research Center has the following GIS and Remote Sensing Software packages available for student and classroom use.


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Available Computers and GIS Related Hardware
The Spatial Analysis Research Center has the following GIS Labs and Peripherals available for student and classroom use.

SARC Board
The SARC Board consists of a combination of faculty and staff at St. Cloud State University. The board is the decision-making authority for the Research Center.

 

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