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Stanford Geospatial Center Facilities and Software at Branner Library


Computer Access
  • In order to login to any of the GIS machines, you must be added to the Branner Library Workgroup.
  • Please contact Stanford Geospatial Center staff in order to be added to the workgroup.
  • Once you have been added to the workgroup, login to any of the GIS machines by using your SUNet ID and password.
  • Log off before you leave (ctrl+alt+del). Never turn off the machines.
  • Store your projects on the Q drive in a folder named after yourself, and always remember to back up your work! Delete your folder when you are finished.
  • Do not store anything outside of your named folder on the Q drive. Anything stored outside of your folder will be deleted.
  • GIS machines are for GIS related work only.
  • The Q drive can be mapped outside of the lab by following these instructions.
Computer Specifications

The Stanford Geospatial Center has nine GIS computers with the following specifications:

Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31225
Processor Speed: 3.10 GHz
Memory: 8.00 GB RAM
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Local Hard Disk: 5TB
Shared Network Space: 530GB
CD-RW Drive
DVD-R/RW Drive
USB 2.0 & 3.0 / Firewire ports
Programs Installed

To learn more about our software see our GIS Software Descriptions.

The following programs are installed on the GIS computers:

More Software Information

Tutorials and Data on Local Hard Drives are also available.

Students and faculty have access to free or low-cost copies of Microsoft Office and Windows and other software licenses for download on Stanford-owned and personal computers.


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