Spatial Tech
What We Do

We provide training, consultations, and collaboration on the latest software, equipment, and methods, including GIS, 3D modeling, laser scanning, aerial drones, photogrammetry, our own Neatline exhibit-builder for storytelling in the humanities, and more.

Get in touch

    GIS staff availability

  • Staff: Chris Gist and Drew Macqueen
  • Office: 417 Alderman
  • Hours: Weekdays 9-5 in general, but email the GIS folks in advance if you need us to be there
  • Cultural heritage informatics staff availability

  • Staff: Will Rourk and Arin Bennett
  • Hours: by appointment
  • Office: Clemons 3rd Floor (DML wing)
Cultural Heritage Informatics

      Cultural heritage informatics at UVA

    • Visit our cultural heritage informatics page to learn more about our ongoing projects; view our equipment, data, and demos; and access our 3D data repository.
    • Documentation for Cultural Heritage Informatics technologies and methods (funded by UVA Parents Fund)
Tools, Data, Equipment

* = by appointment/request only. ^ = not distributed

    Supported GIS tools
  • QGIS
  • Google Earth
  • Google Tour Builder
    VR & AR
  • 2 VR spaces (Clemons 3rd Floor Viz Lounge)
  • Virtual reality and augmented reality equipment^
    GIS equipment
  • 4 Garmin eTrex 20 handheld GPS units
    3D laser scanning
  • FARO Focus 3D laser scanner*
  • Creaform Zscanner 700 CX*
  • FARO Scene*
  • Creaform VX Elements^
  • DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter*
  • Photoscan Pro^
  • Autodesk Recap
    Tactile surface scanning
  • Microscribe*
  • Rhino 3D^
    Data & modeling software
  • FARO Scene LT
  • Autodesk Recap
  • Geomagic*
  • Mesh Lab
  • Cloud Compare
  • Sketchup
  • Blender
  • Maya 3D (in G-Lab)