Our facilities

The CGR occupies approximately 200 square meters on the second and third floors of the Geography-Geology Building on the campus of The University of Georgia. We are well-equipped to perform virtually any modern mapping task using the facilities within the CGR. Administrative offices are in Room 209a (tel: 706-542-2918) and the research lab is located in Room 319 (tel: 706-542-2374).

Servers, Workstations

  • Dell PowerEdge R710 rack-mounted server (with 24 GB memory and 10 TB disk array)
  • Dell PowerEdge C2100 rack-mounted Data server (with 48 GB memory and 20 TB disk array)
  • Dell PowerEdge R715 rack-mounted web/data server (with 96 GB memory and 7.2 TB disk array) connected to a Dell PowerEdge 2700W Rack UPS
  • Dell Dimension 8400 Web server (single-monitor, 4 GB memory, 500 GB hard disk)
  • Dell Dimension 8400 Backup server (single-monitor, 4 GB memory, 9 TB disk array)
  • four Dell Inspiron T1500 (dual-monitor, quad-core, 8 GB memory, 1 TB hard disk)
  • one Dell Inspiron T1500 (dual-monitor, 3D monitor, NVIDIA Quadro 4000 3D card with 256 NVIDIA CUDA, 3D Stereo glasses, quad-core, 8 GB memory, 1 TB hard disk)
  • two Dell Precision T1650 (four-monitor, quad-core, 16 GB memory, 6.2 TB disk array)
  • one Dell Precision T1650 (dual-monitor, quad-core, 32 GB memory, 6.2 TB disk array)
  • one Dell OptiPlex 9010 (dual-monitor, 8 GB memory, 500 GB hard drive)
  • three Dell Dimension 8400 (dual-monitor, 4 GB memory, 500 GB hard drive)
  • two Dell OptiPlex 755 (dual monitor, 4 GB memory, 500 GB hard drive)

Additional Data Storage

  • Buffalo TeraStation III NAS unit with 12 TB disk space 
  • several external and internal hard drives used for backup of multiple projects and currently storing over 40 TB of data

Network Infrastructure

  • fast Ethernet (Gigabit) network wiring throughout the lab 
  • Brocade FastIron switch and centralized network management
  • direct connection to University Gigabit fiber optic network and T3 internet link

Peripheral Devices

  • Epson Expression 10000xl large format scanner (1200 dpi optical resolution)
  • Hewlett Packard Designjet 5500 large format color plotter
  • Dell 3000n Color Laser Printer
  • Dell 2330cn and 1700 Laser Printers

Unmanned Aerial Systems

  • one DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter equipped with 14 MP RGB camera and First Person View capability
  • one Hubsan First Person View Training Quadcopter
  • one FPV Raptor fixed wing aircraft
  • Real Flight training software and simulator

Major Software Packages for Image Processing and GIS (includes most recent versions of the following softwares)

  • ArcGIS (ESRI)
  • ERDAS Imagine (Hexagon) 
  • Imagine Photogrammetry (formerly LPS, Hexagon)
  • ENVI (Exelis)
  • Visual Nature Studio (3D Nature)
  • Quick Terrain Modeler (Applied Imagery)
  • eCognition (Trimble)
  • MATLAB and toolboxes (Mathworks)
  • VisualSfM
  • PhotoScan (Agisoft)
  • GeoSPHERIC 3D FeatureXtract (IAVO)

Survey and Photogrammetric Equipment

  • Trimble Pathfinder Pro XRS differential GPS unit with Omnistar/Coast Guard Beacon receiver
  • Six Garmin GPS 5 plus; 12 Etrex handheld GPS receivers
  • Kodak digital camera with GPS interface
  • Two Hasselblad MKW/E metric cameras for close range photogrammetry
  • Laser range finder/digital compass remote positioning system
  • Topcon GTS-3 Total Station
  • Wild Auto Level
  • Bausch & Lomb  Zoom 70 and SIS 95 interpretation units