The GIS-studio (Geographic Information Systems) was established in 2003 to serve students and staff of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the University of Amsterdam and to assist them in their spatial data analyis using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) software.
Hardware and software
The GIS-studio facilitates 18 high-end computers (64-bit quad-core processors, dual widescreen monitor setup, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10), 8 Trimble Yuma-2 rugged tablets and up-to-date GIS- and remote sensing software, such as ArcGIS 10, Erdas Imagine 2015 and eCognition Developer 9.
The GIS-studio was established in 2003 to serve students and staff of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) of the University of Amsterdam and to assist them in their spatial data analyis using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) software.
We also encourage people from other universities or institutes to participate in one of our courses. For more information how to enroll, please visit the Education section of the website of the GIS-studio.
Mobile GIS is an expansion of a traditional Geographic Information System from the office into the field. It integrates four key technologies: the Global Positioning System, a hand-held unit which combines a GPS receiver with a field computer (Trimble GeoExplorer), GIS software and wireless communication capabilities. This allows in-situ mapping and logging of field observations for a variety of applications.
MSc projects and Research
The GIS-studio facilities and assistance are also available for master students and staff to facilitate their research. Please visit the MSc projects and Research sections for examples of finished projects and ongoing research.
Online Reservation Systems (ORS)
The computers can be booked in advance with our Online Reservation System. Please visit the ORS to make your reservations.
The UvA Geoportal facilitates the efficient exchange of geodata within the UvA community, especially the IBED and FMG institutes. Click here to open the UvA Geoportal. Click here if you want to know how to deliver geodata to the UvA Geoportal staff.